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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00412/
Creator:
Simmons, Calvin R.
Title:
Calvin R. Simmons Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1840-1992
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
The collection consists largely of letters, documents, and photographs that document several generations of the Simmons family's history in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 1840 to 1992.
Quantity:
24 boxes.
Number:
MUM00412
Location:
A-9 & G-10 (1 oversized box).
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Calvin R. Simmons Collection (MUM00412). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Dr. Simmons, a retired physician, is a 1942 graduate of the University of Mississippi. His wife Jean, a graduate of Elmira College in Elmira, New York, met Calvin, then a student at the University of Mississippi, while visiting a friend in Amory, Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists largely of letters, documents, and photographs that document several generations of the Simmons family's history in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 1840 to 1992. Also housed in the collection are genealogical materials, including numerous lineage charts, for various branches of the Simmons family in Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma.
One of the most interesting features of this collection are the letters in Boxes 3 and 4 between Douglas and Lillie Simmons, and their families and friends. Douglas and Lillie Simmons, married in March 1919, were the parents of Calvin R. Simmons and his older brother John Douglas. The earliest letters (Box 3) were written in 1920 when Lillie and Douglas were awaiting the birth of John Douglas. The letters contain wonderful insight into early twentieth-century views on childbirth and childrearing. Douglas and Lillie's letters lapse from 1920 to 1922.
In 1922, the letters resume and the reader finds Lillie confined to the Mississippi State Sanitorium for treatment of tuberculosis (Box 4). By 1922, Douglas and Lillie have had their second child, Calvin. When Lillie is hospitalized, Douglas is forced to send his children to live with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Douglas, a physician, lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, a small Delta town in Bolivar County.
Lillie's condition, despite her claims to the contrary, gets progressively worse in the early months of 1923. In April, from the home of her parents in Athens, Tennessee, Lillie writes to Douglas, "If you think Ashville [sic] will do me any good you come on now as I am awful sick." Lillie's shaky handwriting attests to her critical illness. Enclosed with the letter to Douglas is a newspaper clipping -- Lillie Simmons' obituary.
Boxes 1 and 2 contain correspondence, organized chronologically, dating from 1861 to 1992. Many of the letters in Box 1 and most of the letters in Box 2 contain notes on family genealogy. Boxes 3 and 4 contain the correspondence of Douglas and Lillie Simmons. Box 5 contains miscellaneous documents, including land deeds, bills of sale, wills and invoices. Boxes 6 and 7 contain genealogical materials for the various branches of the Simmons family: Beckham, Burgess, Humble, Kimball, Longest, Moore, Conner, Perdue and West. Oversize genealogical charts can be found in Box 10. Box 8 contains miscellaneous materials, including report cards, funeral notices, a recipe book, several folders of clippings, picture postcards of Pontotoc landmarks, and a University of Mississippi commencement program from 1913. Box 9 contains printed volumes of Pontotoc history, Beckham family history, and several University of Mississippi publications.
The collection also contains a number of photographs, almost all of which are identified. The photographs, along with two albums of tin types, are located in Collections Photographs Boxes 20 through 22. Photocopies of the original photographs can be found in Box 8 of this collection.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Collection History
The Calvin R. Simmons Collection was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Calvin R. Simmons of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to the University of Mississippi Archives in April 1997.

Container List
Box 1

Folder No.:

1. ALS. W. L. Conner, Bradley County, Arkansas, to "Dear Aunt and Cousins," 6 July 1861, 1 p./ "I seat myself this morning . . "

2. ALS. N. A. Kimball, Oxford, Mississippi, to "Dear Ma" [R. D. Simmons], 10 December 1864, 1 p./ "I take the pleasure this morning . . "

3. ALS. J.D.S. [John D. Simmons], Verona, Mississippi, to "Dear brother and sister," 17 December 1875, 1 p./ "As I have a chance of writing . . "

4. ALS. Ellen [G. Simmons], [Pontotoc, Mississippi], to Mr. J. D. Simmons, 4 September 1876, 1 p./ "Your welcome missive was received . . "

5. ALS. Ellen [G. Simmons], Shady Hill, to "Friend John," 21 December 1875, 1 p./ "Your very welcome missive was received . . "

6. ALS. "S.V.S." [Sterling V. Simmons], Lebanon, Ohio, to "Dear Sister," 26 March 1880, 1 p./ "The students have two or three days . . "

7. ALS. "Your devoted brother Vas" [Sterling V. Simmons], Lebanon, Ohio, to "My Dear Brother and Sister," 16 July 1881, 1 p./ "On this warm Saturday . . "

8. ALS. S[terling]. V. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "My Good Friend," 11 August 1882, 1 p./ "For such I must call you . ."

9. ALS. [Wanda or Manda] McAlister to "Kind Friend," 16 September 1882, 1 p./ "Doubtless you think me a poor friend . ."

10. ALS. [Wanda or Manda], Troy, Mississippi, to "Kind Friend" [S. V. Simmons], 2 December 1882, 1 p./ "As I have prepared all my lessons . . "

11. ALS. Tilman Jenkins, Grape Creek, Vermilion County, Illinois, to "My Dear Bro." [Sterling V. Simmons], 4 May 1883, 1 p./ "I have not heard from you . . "

12. ALS. "Vas" [Sterling V. Simmons], Lebanon, Ohio, to "My Dear Brother" [John D. Simmons], 26 September 1887, 1 p./ "Your short but welcome missive . . "

13. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Spring Hill, Tennessee, to "Dear Mamma," 13 January 1908, 2 pp./ "I received your letter . ."

14. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Spring Hill, Tennessee, to "Dear Mother," 18 January 1908, 4 pp./ "I received your letter . . " with calling card of Mrs. J. D. Simmons.

15. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Spring Hill, Tennessee, to "Dear Father" [J. D. Simmons], 31 January 1908, 4 pp./ "I recieved [sic] your letter . . "

16. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Spring Hill, Tennessee, to "My dear Mother," 3 March 1909, 1 p./ "I received your letter . . "

17. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Father" [J. D. Simmons], 6 January 1916, 2 pp./ "I received your letter and premium . . "

18. TL. [J. D. Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Dr. C. M. Chilton, 26 August 1916, 1 p./ "After thinking over the matter . . "

19. ANS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Homefolks," postmarked 18 December 1916, 1 p./ "I will probably be at . . "

20. ALS. S. M. Nabors, Corinth, Mississippi, to "Dear Uncle" [J. D. Simmons], 29 December 1918, 2 pp./ "You no doubt will be . . "

21. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], New Orleans, to "My Dear Father," 3 February 1919, 1 p./ "I have just about gotten . . " On letterhead from "The Grunewald Hotel."

22. ALS. [Jessie, Oskaloosa, Iowa], to "Dear Sister" [Mrs. J. D. Simmons], 31 March 1920, 2 pp./ "I rec'd your last letter . . "

23. Printed invitation. Commencement exercises at McMinn County High School, Tennessee, 18 May 1920.

24. ALS. James West, Bonham, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [Dr. J. D. Simmons], postmarked [5 June 1922], 1 p./ "Several weeks ago . . "

25. TL. W. A. Beckham, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear sir & kinsman" [Mr. J. A. Baker], 1 October 1923, 1 p./ "I received yours of the 29th . . "

26. ALS. W. A. Beckham, Flatonia, Texas, to "Dear sir & kinsman" Mr. J. A. Baker], 1 October 1923, 2 pp./ "I received yours of the 29th . . "

27. TLS. John S. Baker, County Auditor, Lamar County, Paris, Texas, to "Dear Uncle" [John D. Simmons], 16 October 1923, 1 p./ "You will find enclosed . . "

28. ANS. G. C. Simmons, Flatonia, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [J. D. Simmons], 6 January 1925, 1 p./ "Your letter . . "

29. ALS. [Mrs. M. L. Norris], Raleigh, North Carolina, to "My dear Dr. Simmons," 21 July 1925, 3 pp./ "Too warm to think . . " with notes on family genealogy.

30. ALS. [C---] A. Norris, Raleigh, North Carolina, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 20 September 1925, 2 pp./ "Notwithstanding the intense heat . . " with notes on family genealogy.

31. ALS. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], 17 February 1926, 1 p./ "Enclosed find 3 of your old notes . . "

32. ALS. Missouri [M. R. O'Kelly], Lubbock, Texas, to "Dear Brother" [J. D. Simmons], 24 October 1926, 1 p./ "Received your letter yesterday . . "

33. ALS. Wilma to Doug and [Emmye], 14 December 1926, 2 pp./ "We feel that Santa has been here . . "

34. Printed card. Dr. and Mrs. John Douglas Simmons and children to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons, postmarked 1926.

35. ALS. Caldwell, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to John or Calvin Simmons, 20 February 1927, 1 p./ "Guess you think I don't appreciate . . "

36. ALS. Grandmother Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to John and Calvin [Simmons], 21 February 1927, 1 p./ "I would love to see . . "

37. TL. Sallie Clark Graham to Dr. Simmons, 5 October 1928, 1 p./ "I am enclosing a copy . . " with 1 page typescript of contract between Thomas Simmons and Jacob Burch, 1800.

38. ALS. Jacca, Hugo, Oklahoma, to "Dear Brother" [Mr. J. D. Simmons], 9 October 1928, 2 pp./ "Hellow [sic] how are you all . . "

39. ALS. Missouri [O'Kelley], Weatherford, Texas, to "Dear Brother and Sister" [Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons], 8 January 1929, 1 p./ "After leaving your home we spent the next night . . "

40. ALS. James West, Bonham, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [Mr. J. D. Simmons], 28 March 1929,3 pp./ "Yours of the 18th at hand . . "

41. ALS. James West, Bonham, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [Mr. J. D. Simmons], 10 April 1929, 3 pp./ "Yours just rec'd . . "

42. ALS. James West, Bonham, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [Mr. J. D. Simmons], 24 April 1929, 1 p./ "I am inclosing [sic] you . . "

43. TL. [J. D. Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi], to Mrs. King, 1 June 1929, 2 pp./ "I want to sincerely apologize . . "

44. ALS. James West, Bonham, Texas, to "Dear Cousin" [Mr. J. D. Simmons], 25 June [1929], 2 pp./ "My uncles father bros was . . "

45. ALS. W. C. Baker, [Ardmore, Oklahoma], to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 6 July 1930, 2 pp./ "I'm tardy, but I came home . . "

46. ALS. W. C. Baker, [Ardmore, Oklahoma], to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 8 February 1931, 2 pp./ "Was so sorry to hear . . "

47. ALS. W. C. Baker, [Ardmore, Oklahoma], to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 14 February 1931, 1 p./ "I have your letter . . "

48. TLS. C. F. Kimball, Alpine, Texas, to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 26 December 1932, 2 pp./ "I think of you many times . . ," with attached TL. W. A. Beckham, Flatonia, Texas, to "Dear sir and kinsman" [Mr. J. A. Baker], 1 October 1923, 1 p./ "I received yours of the 29th . . , " and genealogical materials.

49. ALS. John A. Baker, Paris, Texas, to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 19 January 1934, 1 p./ "Your letter of the 7th . . , " with attached pamphlet for First National Bank, Paris, Texas.

50. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Papa," 2 February 1936, 1 p./ "I received your lengthy letter . . "

51. ALS. Mrs. N. Elizabeth [Wattles], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dear Dug Emmye and family" [Simmons], 11 August 1935, 4 pp./ "How are you all this hot . . ," with attached monograph "Battles of Chattanooga and Vicinity," circa 1930. Written from Pine Breeze, a tuberculosis sanitarium.




Box 2

Folder No.:

1. ALS. J. A. Baker, San Antonio, Texas, to "Dear Uncle John" [Simmons], 8 April 1936, 1 p./ "I notice in the papers about . . "

2. TL. Copy. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Wilma, 8 April 1936, 1 p./ "You two letters rec'd . . " Labeled "Copy of last letter written by J. D. Simmons a few hours before his right side and speech were paralyzed."

TL. Copy. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear children" [Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Bradley], 28 September 1935, 1 p./ "I got in from the Delta . . " Labeled "Copy of letter written by J. D. Simmons the day after his eighty-first birthday."

3. TLS. H. E. Freeman, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Missouri, to W. S. Davis, 19 February 1969, 1 p./ "There is enclosed for disposition . . "

4. ALS. Mrs. R. L. Stuart [Letha May Brent], Beaumont, Texas, to "Mrs. [J. D.] Simmons," 9 June 1938, 1 p./ "I am a descendant of . . "

5. TLS. Chester H. Brent, Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 17 September 1938, 1 p./ "I note in the Handbook . . "

6. TLS. J. T. Britt, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Mr. L. G. Simmons and Dr. J. D. Simmons, 22 December 1938, 2 pp./ "You will of course recall . . "

7. ALS. John [Simmons] to "Dear Mother" [Mrs. J. D. Simmons], 12 May [1939], 2 pp./ "Today is May 12, Mothers Day . . "

8. TLS. Roy Church, Memphis, Tennessee, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 19 May 1939, 1 p./ "My brother advises me . . "

9. AN. 26 July 1945, 1 p./ "This was given me by . . "

10. TLS. Vera Faye Daniel, Liberty, Texas, to Dr. [Douglas] Simmons, 28 September 1947, 2 pp./ "Perhaps you think I have forgotten . . "

11. TL. Carbon. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Harold M. DeLorme, Jr., 7 June 1949, 5 pp./ "Your letter relative to . . , " with genealogical notes on Beckham family.

12. TL. Carbon. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Marybelle Delamar, 22 June 1949, 1 p./ "I have recently procured . . , " with genealogical notes on Beckham family.

13. T.L. Carbon. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Vera Faye Daniel, 10 September 1949, 1 p./ "I am sending you . . , " with genealogical notes on Beckham family.

14. ALS. "Daddy" [J. D. Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to Jeanne and Calvin, 29 October 1951, 2 pp./ "I came home one week ago . . "

15. TLS. Stewart A. Newman, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 20 January 1959, 1 p./ "This is make inquiry . . "

16. ALS. Julia [Almon], Moulton, Alabama, to Emmye [Simmons], 23 May 1959, 1 p./ "I ran across this account . . " with attached typescript from Moulton Advertiser, 19 April 1900, re. death of Ann Eliza Hagood.

17. TLS. Stephen D. Beckham, Coos Bay, Oregon, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 26 November 1959, 1 p./ "My name is . . "

18. TL. Carbon. Mrs. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Stewart A. Newman, 1 February 1960, 2 pp./ "Last year just before . . , " with genealogical notes on Conner family.

19. TL. Carbon. Mrs. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Bureau of Indian Affairs, 6 February 1960, 1 p./ "I am trying to complete . . "

20. TLS. Homer B. Jenkins, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C., to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, stamped 23 February 1960, 1 p./ "Receipt is acknowledged . . "

21. TLS. Jane F. Smith, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D. C., to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 10 March 1960, 1 p./ "The National Archives . . "

22. TLS. Stephen Beckham to Mrs. [J. D.] Simmons, 20 March 1960, 1 p./ "I have meant to write . . '

23. Printed invitation. Inauguration of William P. Daniel as Governor of Guam, 20 May 1961.

24. Printed card. Governor and Mrs. Bill Daniel and children, Guam, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, postmarked 6 December 1961.

25. ALS. Mrs. J. D. Simmons, Cleveland, Mississippi, to [member of the family of Jesse Brown Burgess], 9 January 1965, 1 p./ "A number of years ago . . "

26. TLS. George T. Culps, Huntsville, Alabama, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 26 January 1965, 1 p./ "I have your letter . . "

27. AL. [Mrs. J. D. Simmons] to Dr. Beckham, 16 February 1965, 1 p./ "In a recent issue . . , " with attached ALS. Lillian W. Thompson, not dated, 3 pp.

28. ACS. Lottie Bell Burgess, Huntsville, Alabama, to Mrs. Simmons, 21 February 1965/ "Our family Bible does . . "

29. TLS. Mildred Watkins, Shreveport Journal, Louisiana, to Mrs. Brady, 12 May 1965, 1 p./ "It is strange how paths . . "

30. TLS. Mildred Watkins, Shreveport Journal, Louisiana, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 17 May 1965, 1 p./ "I recently tried to contact . . "

31. TLS. Mildred [Watkins], to Mrs. Brady, 24 June 1965, 1 p./ "I always have to begin . . "

32. ALS. Salome [Brady], Biloxi, Mississippi, to Emmye [Simmons], 2 August 1965, 1 p./ "I am sorry to have . . "

33. TL. Mildred Watkins, Shreveport Journal, Louisiana, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 6 September 1965, 2 pp./ "Thank you so much . . "

34. TLS. E. P. Crawford, Cisco, Texas, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 27 January 1966, 1 p./ "Received your letter . . "

35. ALS. Salome [Brady], Biloxi, Mississippi, to Emmye [Simmons], 1 February 1966, 1 p./ "I have been assorting . . "

36. ALS. Salome [Brady], Biloxi, Mississippi, to Emmye [Simmons], 6 February 1966, 1 p./ "You asked me where . . "

37. TLS. E. P. Crawford, Cisco, Texas, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 19 April 1966, 1 p./ "In giving you directions . . '

38. TLS. William R. Taylor, Old Lyme, Connecticut, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 20 October 1966, 1 p./ "We had a most pleasant visit . . "

39. TCS. Mildred S. Watkins to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 12 July 1967/ "Just a hasty card . . "

40. ALS. Cornelia Thornton Jordan, Greenwood, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, 13 June 1968, 1 p./ "I am enclosing the . . "

41. ALS. Aunt Wilma [Bradley], Joplin, Missouri, to Calvin [Simmons], 4 August 1982, 1 p./ "While looking over some . . "

42. TL. Rosemary to "Dear Cousins," 23 July 1984, 1 p./ "I mailed your letter . . "

43. TL. Rosemary to "Dear Cousins," 4 September 1984, 2 pp./ "It's me again . . " with attached mailing list and typescript of last will and testament of Herman Obelweiss, 1 p.

44. TL. Rosemary to Calvin [Simmons], 6 June 1986, 1 p./ "I had almost forgotten . . " with attached photocopies re. Ballard family.

45. ALS. Aunt Sis to Calvin [Simmons], 29 April 1992, 1 p./ "You spoke of the tranquility . . "

46. Miscellaneous autograph drafts of letters written in Mrs. J. D. Simmons hand re. family lineage.

47. ALS. Wanda Mc. to "Dear Friends," 13 February no year, 1 p./ "This is the third attempt . . "

48. ALS. Gladys A. Cole, Warwick, Rhode Island, to "Dear Friend," not dated, 1 p./ "Naturally you were wondering . . "

49. TL. Rosemary Hill to "Dear Cousins," not dated, 6 pp./ "No, I haven't forgotten you . . "

50. ALS. Wilma [Bradley] to Em [Emmye Simmons], not dated, 3 pp./ "At last I'm sending . . "

51. ACS. Mildred Watkins to Mrs. Simmons, not dated/ "Forgive the note . . "

52. AL. Unsigned to Calvin, not dated, 1 p./ "This chart was given . . "

53. Miscellaneous envelopes.


Box 3

Folder No.:

1. Printed Invitation. Branham and Hughes School Commencement, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 3 June 1908.

2. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Spring Hill, Tennessee, to Mother, 10 October 1908, 3 pp./ "I received your short letter . . "

3. Printed Invitation. Branham and Hughes School Commencement, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 26 May 1909, with name card for John Douglas Simmons.

4. ALS. Mama [J. W. Richardson, Athens, Tennessee], to Lillie [Simmons], 21 January 1912, 2 pp./ "We are very comfortably situated . . " [This letter is dated 1912, but is possibly 1920].

5. ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, Charity Hospital, Vicksburg, 16 August 1915, 1 p./ "We looked for a letter . . "

6. ALS. Blanche to Lilly, 16 January 1919, 1 p./ "I know you wouldn't . . "

7. TLS. Douglas [Gunnison, Mississippi], to "Dearest" [Lillie], 6 June 1919, 1 p./ "You never miss the sunshine . ."

8. TL. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 13 July 1919, 1 p./ "I fell [sic] like a lost dog . . "

9. TL. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 15 July 1919, 1 p./ "I received your letter . . "

10. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 14 July 1919, 1 p./ "I received your little note . . "

11. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 19 July 1919, 1 p./ "I received your letter marked 'private' . . "

12. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 20 July 1919, 1 p./ "I have been one busy doctor . . "

13. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dear Baby" [Lillie], Athens, Tennessee, 20 July 1919, 1 p./ "Have just received your sweet letter . . "

14. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], 23 July 1919, 1 p./ "I havent heard a word from . . "

15. TL. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Pontotoc, Mississippi, 25 July 1919, 1 p./ "It has been 7 days today . . "

16. TL. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], Pontotoc, Mississippi, 31 July 1919, 1 p./ "I felt so bad . . "

17. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Baby" [Lillie], Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1 August 1919, 1 p./ "I have been here since Wednesday . . "

18. TL. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Baby" [Lillie], 3 August 1919, 1 p./ "Dearest I have just returned . . "

19. ALS. Mary to Lilly, [postmarked 3 September 1919], 1 p./ "Altho' I have not yet . . " with attached clipping re. wedding of Lillie Richardson and Douglas Simmons, 27 March 1919 and poem entitled "If" by Rudyard Kipling.

20. ALS. Florence Richardson to Lillie and Douglas, 21 December 1919, 3 pp./ "This is Sun. night . . " with attached ANS. Jim, Mahala and Donald, 1 p.

21. Printed card. Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Richardson to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons, postmarked 23 December 1919.

22. ALS. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], 16 January 1920, 1 p./ "I arrived here safe and sound . . "

23. ALS. Thelma [Sledge], Clusterwood Plantation, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Mrs. Simmons, Greenville, Mississippi, postmarked 19 January 1920, 3 pp./ "Have thought of you so much . . "

24. ALS. Edith to "My Dearest," 19 January 1920, 2 pp./ "Yours received today . . "

25. TL. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Baby" [Lillie], 19 January 1920, 1 p./ "I have been busy as an old setting hen . . "

26. ALS. Ruthie to "My Own Rich" [possibly Lillie Richardson Simmons], 20 January 1920, 4 pp./ "I am so pleased and thrilled . . "

27. ALS. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], 21 January 1920, 1 p./ "Have just now gotten a healthy spell . . "

28. ALS. Mary, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dear Lilly," postmarked 22 January 1920, 1 p./ "I have been thinking a whole lot . . "

29. ALS. Laurie [Mrs. Gus Blanchard, Perthshire, Mississippi], to "Dear Mrs. Simmons," postmarked 22 January 1920, 2 pp./ "Such a pleasant surprise . . "

30. ALS. Selma [ ], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear 'Simmons'," postmarked January 22, 1920, 1 p./ "Well you old 'slow poke' . . "

31. ALS. Susie [Knowlton], Perthshire, Mississippi, to Lily, Greenville, Mississippi, postmarked 22 January 1920, 2 pp./ "I know the days do seem long to you . . "

32. ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, 23 January 1920, 1 p./ "We do not know the street . . "

33. Printed birth announcement. Dr. and Mrs. John Douglas Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi announce the birth of John Douglas Simmons, III, 24 January 1920. 2 copies.

34. ACS. Mrs. [S. R. Blanchard], Perthshire, Mississippi, to Mrs. Simmons, 25 January 1920/ "We all join you . . "

35. ALS. "Mama" [Richardson], Athens, Tennessee, to "Our Dear Children and Grandchild," 25 January 1920, 2 pp./ "We send hearty congratulations . . "

36. ALS. Adele and Eleanor to "Dear Friend" [Lillie Simmons], postmarked 26 January 1920, 1 p./ "I want to see your sweet baby . . "

37. ALS. [Loudie] Walters to "My dear Mrs. Simmons," 26 January 1920, 1 p./ "I would love to see you . . "

38. ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Lily," 27 January 1920, 1 p./ "We got Douglas telegram yesterday . . "

39. ALS. Edith to "Dear Sister," 27 January 1920, 1 p./ "I sure would like to take a peep . . "

40. ALS. [Nan] to "Dear Schmydt" [Lillie Simmons], postmarked 27 January 1920, 2 pp./ "How do you like to be a mother . . "

41. ALS. "Scotchie" [D. A. McCall], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dear Simmons," postmarked 28 January 1920, 1 p./ "How is that fine boy . . "

42. ALS. Edith to "Dear Ones" [Douglas and Lillie], 27 January 1920, 1 p./ "I was indeed glad to get . . "

43. TL. Deane, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Lilly, 29 January 1920, 2 pp./ "I have been intending to write . . "

44. ALS. Margie, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Simmons," 29 January 1920, 2 pp./ "I am on my second attempt . . "

45. ALS. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Baby" [Lillie], 30 January 1920, 1 p./ "My time is very limited . . "

46. TLS. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Lillie], 4 February 1920,`1 p./ "I know you thought it real cruel of me for not . . "

47. ALS. M. S. Goza, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My dear Mrs. Simmons" [Lillie], 6 February [1920], 1 p./ "All of yours and Dr. friends rejoice . . "

48. ALS. Mary, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My Dear Ones" [Douglas and Lillie], postmarked 13 February [1920], 1 p./ "I have just rec'd the announcement . . "

49. ALS. Grace to Douglas, postmarked 16 February 1920, 1 p./ "I have just recd. the announcement . . "

50. ALS. Mahala, Englewood, Tennessee, to "Lillian," 19 February 1920, 4 pp./ "The cards came sometime last week . . "

51. ALS. [Nana] to Lillie, 22 February 1920, 2 pp./ "How are you and little family . . "

52. ALS. Deane to Lily, 10 March 1920, 8 pp./ "Suppose you think we are all dead . . "

53. ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas and Lily, 10 March 1920, 1 pp./ "It looks like you both . . "

54. ALS. Mama [Richardson], Athens, Tennessee, to Lillie and family, 11 March 1920, 3 pp./ "It is again night and your father . . "

55. ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, 28 March 1920, 1 p./ "Your last letter was more satisfactory . . "

56. ACS. Mama [Richardson], to Mrs. J. D. Simmons [Lillie], 13 April 1920./ "How is the for Wilbur's birthday . . "

57. ALS. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, 23 January 1920, 1 p./ "I am writing Wilma that I will . . " Written on Bank of Pontotoc letterhead.

58. ALS. Lily [Athens, Tennessee], to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas], 14 November 1920, 1 p./ "John D. and I are here by ourselves . . " with attached clippings and Certificate of Baptism for John Douglas Simmons, Jr. [III], Bolivar County, Mississippi, 1920.

59. ALS. Laurie B. to "Dearest Mrs. Simmons," Greenville, Mississippi, not dated. Postmarked 1920, probably January, 2 pp./ "Congratulations and how happy we all are . . "

60. ALS. Susie G. K[nowlton], Perthshire, Mississippi, to Lilly, Greenville, Mississippi, not dated. Postmarked 1920, probably January, 1 p./ "How I wish I could see you . . "

61. ALS. [Margie McCall] to "Dear Simmons," Kings Daughter's Hospital, Greenville, Mississippi, [January or February 1920], 1 p./ "I hate to see this rain again . . "

62. TN. Deane to Lily, not dated [probably 1920], 1 p./ "Mary just called me and told me the good news . . "

Box 4

Folder No.:

1. ALS. "Baby Ruth," Mississippi State Sanatorium, to "Dearest Daddy" [Dr. J. D. Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, 4 February 1922, 4 pp./ "Well, the sun has gone . . "

2. ALS. Lily [Simmons], Sanatorium, to "Dearest Dad" [Douglas], 7 March 1922, 3 pp./ "Well Laurie sent us . . "

3. ALS. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother [Simmons]", 22 June 1922, 9 pp./ "While my time is very limited . . " with attached "Diet List" for John D. III and Calvin, 1 p.

4. ALS. Lily to "My dearest Wilma" [Bradley], 3 January 1923, 2 pp./ "Know you think we are a nonappreciative family . . "

5. ALS. Lily to "My Dear Mama Simmons," 5 March 1923, 2 pp./ "There are so many things . . "

6. ALS. Mother R[ichardson], Athens, Tennessee, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 24 March 1923, 1 p./ "Dear son I thought I would write . . "

7. AL. [Mother Richardson], Athens, Tennessee, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 2[9] March 1923, 2 pp., with ANS. Lily to Douglas/ "Well Douglas we have no good news . . "

8. ANS. "Little Mama" [Lillie Simmons] to "Dear [Daddy]" [Douglas Simmons], postmarked 2 April 1923, 1 p./ "If you think [Ashville] will do me any good you come on now as I am awful sick . . " with attached clipping: obituary of Mrs. John D. [Lillie] Simmons.

9. ALS. Lily, Athens, Tennessee, to "Dearest" [Douglas], postmarked 2 May 1923, 1 p./ "Rec'd your note this morning . . "

10. ALS. Mrs. C. P. Smith, Perthshire, Mississippi, to Dr. [Douglas] Simmons, 8 May 1923, 1 p./ "Truly and from the depths of my heart . . "

11. ALS. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Homefolks," 10 May 1923, 1 p./ "We arrived home safely last night . . " with attached deposit ticket from First National Bank, Athens, Tennessee, 7 May 1923 and invoice from Mrs. L. C. Evans & Son Undertakers and Embalmers, Athens, Tennessee, 7 May 1923.

12. ACS. Lillie Tillman and Claude Shannon, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, 12 May 1923/ "Hearing of your so recent bereavement . . "

13. Telegrams:

Marguerite and Jno. Kirk, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 5 May 1923/ "Sympathy for you . . "

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Pulliam, Gunnison, Mississippi, to J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "We wish to express . . "

Helma and Kirk Goosa, Gunnison, Mississippi, to J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "Please accept our sincere . . "

Paul E. Bradley, Joplin, Missouri, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "Wilma and I were much grieved . . "

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Potts, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "Deepest sympathy . . "

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Holcomn, Guson [Gunnison], Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "Accept sincerest sympathy . . "

Billy and Lelia Wilkinson, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 4 May 1923/ "Deepest sympathy . . "

J. D. Simmons, Corinth, Mississippi, to J. W. Richardson, 4 May 1923/ "Washout here all night arrange services for tomorrow . . "

14. ALS. Mary C. Graybeal, Old Fort, North Carolina, to "My Dear Simmons," postmarked May 1923, 1 p./ "Is it really true . . "

15. ALS. R. P. Donaldson, Donaldson Hospital, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Doctor" [Douglas Simmons], 13 July 1923, 2 pp./ "I have just been talking to Miss Caldwell . . "

16. ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas, 12 July 1923, 1 p./ "Thought I would let you know . . " with ALS. Mother [Simmons] to Douglas, 13 July 1923, 1 p./ "The boys are getting along fine . . "

17. ALS. Fragment. Leila, not dated, 1 p./ "at the store after reading . . "

18. ALS. Mary to Lily, Gunnison, Mississippi, not dated, 3 pp./ "I was so very glad of your letter . . "

19. ALS. Leila Martin Wilkinson to Mrs. Simmons, not dated, 1 p./ "I'd have written before . . "

20. ACS. [ ] to Mrs. Simmons, not dated/ "Rather late in telling you . . "

21. ALS. Lowrey, University, Mississippi, to "Dug" [Douglas Simmons], not dated, 2 pp./ "Perhaps your memory needs something to make it work . . "

22. ALS. Fragment. Douglas, not dated, 2 pp./ "accompanied it. Practice has been little . . "

23. ALS. Lowrey, University, Mississippi, to Lily, not dated, 1 p./ "I suppose that you think . . "

24. ALS. Douglas, Field Hospital No. 14, Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to "Dear Homefolks," not dated, 3 pp./ "I received both letters from home . . "

25. ALS. Ernestine L. Fisher to Dr. Simmons, not dated [probably 1923], 1 p./ "Just a line to say that we sympathize with you . . "

26. Printed card. Dr. J. Douglas Simmons, not dated.

27. Printed card, signed. Edith, not dated.

28. Printed card with autograph note, signed. Mother [Simmons], not dated.


Box 5

Folder No.:

1. Typescript. Will of William Beckham, 7 August 1799, 1 p.

2. A.D.S. Photocopy. Deed for sale of public lands to John Calvin Simmons, 16 November 1840. 3 copies.

3. A.D.S. Receipt of purchase of "Negro Boy Davy," by John Calvin Simmons, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 7 February 1849.

4. A.D.S. Invoice from James Ellzey to John C. Simmons, 23 April 1861.

5. A.D.S. Receipt for medical services for Mrs. R. D. Simmons, signed by G. W. Anderson, 4 April 1874.

6. A.D.S. Receipt for purchase of gravemarker from R. L. Rosebrough Sons, St. Louis, Missouri, signed by J. W. Combs, 16 August 1875.

7. Invoice. McNeil & Brown Dry Goods, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 31 December 1875.

8. A.D.S. Payment promise, signed by R. B. Lee, 22 January 1876.

9. A.D.S. Monthly grade report of Miss Emma Simmons, signed by Ellen Garrett, January 1876.

10. A.D.S. Receipt for medical services of Dr. H. C. Orr, signed by Lowry Johnson, 16 December 1876.

11. A.D.S. "Loaned to the estate," circa 1879, 1 p.

12. A.D.S. Receipt for proceeds from land sale, March 1880.

13. A.D.S. Receipts for sale of property of estate of R. D. Simmons, March 1880.

14. A.D.S. Fragment. Labeled "Sterling V. Simmons, Martin Luther," 8 May 1882, page 4 only.

15. A.N.S. [Dr. C. M.] Chilton, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Doctor," 31 August 1916, 1 p., with attached A.D. Receipt for sale of medical equipment from Chilton to J. D. Simmons, 23 August 1916, 1 p.

16. T.D.S. Contract between C. M. Chilton and J. D. Simmons re. sale of medical equipment, 31 August 1916, 1 p.

17. Printed document, signed. Policy from U. S. Treasury Department for War Risk Insurance for John Douglas Simmons, Jr., 7 January 1918.

18. T.D.S. John D. Simmons to Director of Finance, Purchase, Storage and Traffic Div. General Staff, Washington, D. C., 13 January 1919, 1 p.

19. T.D.S. Honorable discharge of 1st Lt. John D. Simmons, Jr., from U. S. Military, 15 January 1919.

20. A.D.S. Last will and testament of J. D. Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 16 December 1928, 2 pp.

21. Autograph and typed document, signed. Bill of Sale from Andrew Jackson Johnson to Dr. J. D. Simmons, 21 December 1928.

22. T.D. Last will and testament of J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 15 October 1932.

23. A.D.S. Last will and testament of J. D. Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 13 April 1937.

24. T.D.S. Summons from Pontotoc County Sheriff to Dr. J. D. Simmons, Jr., executor of the estate of J. D. Simmons, 3 April 1939.

25. T.D.S. Settlement of debt suit against estate of J. D. Simmons by J. T. Britt, 11 May 1940.

26. T.D.S. U. S. Navy Beneficiary Slip of John Douglas Simmons III, 14 May 1942.

27. A.D. Partial. Last will and testament of John Douglas Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 19 November 1944.

28. A.D.S. Last will and testament of John D. Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 23 June 1945, 1 p.

29. T.D. Carbon. Last will and testament of John D. Simmons I, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 6 September 1948.

30. Deposit Ticket. Bank of Pontotoc, 3 January 1949.

31. Certificate of Death. Photocopy. John Douglas Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, 24 December 1951.

32. T.D.S. and notarized. Copy. Last will and testament of John C. Simmons, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 9 August 1862 [notarized 26 August 1964], along with Appraisal of Estate, Letters of Executorship and Oath of Witnesses.

33. T.D.S. and notarized. Copy. Deed for sale of land from Stancel Wood to John C. Simmons, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 27 October 1852 [notarized on 26 August 1964].

34. T.D.S. Last will and testament of John D. Simmons, Bolivar County, Mississippi, not dated.

35. Application for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Completed by Wilma Denton Simmons Bradley, not dated.

36. A.D. Text for last will and testament, not dated.

37. A.D. Draft of last will and testament of John D. Simmons, not dated.

38. T.D. Application for Conversion of Government War Risk Insurance of John Douglas Simmons, not dated.

39. A.D.S. List of births in Simmons family 1795-1818, labeled "done by John C. Simmons," not dated.

40. A.D. [Transactions from estate sale], not dated.

41. A.D. [Transactions from estate sale], not dated.


Box 6

Folder No.:

1. Beckham family genealogical materials.

2. Beckham family genealogical materials.

3. Beckham family genealogical materials.

4. Beckham family genealogical materials.

5. Beckham family genealogical materials.

6. Beckham family genealogical materials.

7. Burgess family genealogical materials.

8. Burgess family genealogical materials.

9. Humble family genealogical materials.

10. Kimball family genealogical materials.

2 spiralbound books on the Beckham family.


Box 7

Folder No.:

1. Longest family genealogical materials.

2. Moore/Conner/Beckham family genealogical materials.

3. Perdue family genealogical materials.

4. Simmons family genealogical materials.

5. West family genealogical materials.

6. West family genealogical materials.

7. Miscellaneous genealogical materials.

Flight Training notebook used by John Douglas Simmons III while at Pensacola, 1940-1941, now contains family genealogical materials.


Box 8

Folder No.:

1. A.M.S. S. V. Simmons, "Importance of cultivating a talent for conversation," 1 p, 1879.

2. T.M.S. Calvin R. Simmons, "What My Grandfather Meant to Me," 2 pp, 1966.

3. Pleasant Grove School report of grades for Miss S. A. Simmons, 20 April 1877.

4. Miscellaneous receipts, 1916-1927.

6. Marriage certificate. J. D. Simmons and Emmye Elizabeth Bowe, 16 May 1925.

7. Printed funeral notice. Mrs. John D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 4 February 1936.

8. Receipt for taxes paid, Colbert County, Alabama, 30 March 1936.

9. Royal Baking Powder Recipe Book.

10. Miscellaneous calling cards.

11. Postcards:

Painting of Colonel Guy Johnson by Benjamin West - 3 copies.

Samuel Bates house, Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Rebecca and Abigal Bates house, Scituate, Massachusetts.

Clement Bates memorial marker, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Joshua Bates house, Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Joshua Bates house, Beechwood, Massachusetts.

Joseph Bates house, Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Pontotoc High School, Mississippi.

Pontotoc Baptist Church, Mississippi.

12. University of Mississippi Commencement program, 1913.

13. Certificates:

State of Mississippi Memorial certificate awarded to the family of John D. Simmons III, who died in World War II, dated 30 May 1950.

American Legion Gold Star citation awarded to surviving kin of John D. Simmons, who died in World War II, dated 10 June 1946.

14. Clippings - photocopies.

15. Clippings - photocopies.

16. Clippings - photocopies.

17. Clippings - originals.

18. Miscellaneous.

19. Photocopies of all loose photographs from Simmons Collection, now housed in CPB20F9-23 and CPB21.


Box 9
(Loose)

Allen Cabaniss, A History of the University of Mississippi, 1949.

Callie B. Young, ed., From These Hills: A History of Pontotoc County, 1976.

J. M. Beckham, Beckham Genealogy, 1910.

University of Mississippi Historical Catalogue, 1849-1909.

"Ole Miss" yearbook, 1912.

Two framed photographs of J. D. and Louella Simmons (See duplicates in CPB20F21c and CPB21F12a).

John Deere and Phospho Soda paper clips.


Box 10
(Oversize)

Genealogical charts

Photocopy. Pontotoc Sentinel, 28 April 1898, with article re. J. D. Simmons, 2 pp.

ALS. H. D. and Elizabeth Beckham, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Brother and Sister," 25 March 1851, 1 p./ "I expect you have look . . " ENCAPSULATED.

Oversize clippings and newspapers, including 2 copies of The Liberty [TX] Vindicator.




ACCRETION TO CALVIN R. SIMMONS COLLECTION
CONTROL NO: 97-34



Box 1 of 1

Folder No.:

1. Printed wedding invitation. 8 February 1905.

2. Postcard, signed. John, to Douglas Simmons, [23 July 1905]. Card features photograph of Lee County Bank Building, Marianna, Arkansas.

3. ALS. Douglas Simmons, Spring Hill, Tennessee, to Mamma, 30 November 1907, 5 pp./ "I received your letter a day or two . . "

4. ALS. Douglas Simmons, Spring Hill, Tennessee, to "Dear Mother," 21 September 1908, 8 pp./ "I received your letter several days ago . . "

5. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], University, Mississippi, to "Dear Father," 25 November 1911, 2 pp./" I have been looking for a letter . . "

6. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], University, Mississippi, to "Dear Father," 28 January 1912, 3 pp./ "I received your letter and box . . "

7. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], University, Mississippi, to "Dear Father," 8 January 1912, 4 pp./ "I have been trying to drop you a few . . "

8. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], University, Mississippi, to "Dear Father," 18 February 1912, 2 pp./ "I have tried to find time to . . "

9. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], University, Mississippi, to "Dear Father," 27 March 1912, 3 pp./ "I received your letter today . . "

10. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Vicksburg, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother," 1 September 1915, 4 pp./ "I received your letter yesterday . . "

11. TLS. Aunt Wilma, Joplin, Missouri, to Calvin [Simmons], 15 August 1966, 1 p./ "Your good letter and the story . . " with attached photo taken at dedication of new down town park, Joplin, Missouri, July 7, 1966 and $5 awarded to Calvin Simmons for essay "What My Grandfather Means to Me."

12. Memorandum pad listing collections paid to J. D. Simmons, 1947-1948.

13. Certificate, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt "in grateful memory of John Douglas Simmons III who died in the service of his country . . 27 December 1942."

14. Certificate from United States Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, presented to John Douglas Simmons III upon completion of naval air training course, 11 November 1942.

15. Medical sketches by John Douglas Simmons, n. d.

See also two photograph albums in CPB23.
















CALVIN R. SIMMONS COLLECTION, ACCRETION
CONTROL NO: 97-89


Box 1

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Mrs. R. B. Bowe, Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. Berry," November 4, 1921, 1 p./"Please let Emmye see . ."

ALS. Doug [Douglas Simmons], to "My Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 5, 1922, 1 p./ "Gee! but I am feeling blue . . "

Postcard, signed. H.W.M. to Emmye Bowe. Postmarked May 19, 1922/ "Still thinking of you Em . . "


2. ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to Sicily [Simmons]. Postmarked July 1, 1924, on Hotel Bristol, New York stationary, 7 pp./ "It isn't quite time for me . . "

ALS. "Mother," Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Douglas [Simmons], August 19, 1924, 1 p./"The children are well . . "

ALS. Doug, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Emmye [Bowe], September 2, 1924, 1 p./"My arrival here early in the morning . . "

ALS. Douglas, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Emmye [Bowe], September 13, 1924, 2 pp./ "I couldn't wait any longer . . "

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked September 18, 1924, 2 pp./"You will never know . . "

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to Emmye [Bowe], September 25, 1924, 2 pp./"Your wonderful letter of Sunday . . "


3. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to [Emmye Bowe], October 1, 1924, 2 pp./ "Hello social lioness . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Ebo" [Emmye Bowe], October 9, 1924, 3 pp./"Don't blame the poor imbecile . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked October 14, 1924, 2 pp./ "Your little note acknowledging . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked October 19, 1924 3 pp./"Your last letter was . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked October 27, 1924, 3 pp./"This has certainly been . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked November 3, 1924, 2 pp./"If my plans don't . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe], November 14, 1924, 1 p./"My trip home was . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked November 22, 1924, 3 pp./"I hardly know where . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe], November 25, 1924, 1 p./"Allow me to extend . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe], [1925] Envelopes are marked in sequence. This envelope marked #14 and follows #13 of previous letter, 3 pp./"Your very interesting and . . "


4. ALS. Emmye [Bowe] to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked December 7, 1924, 3 pp./"Do you know I'm . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. No postmark but letter is numbered in sequence #15, 2 pp./"Your letter of Saturday . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked [December 8], 1924, 2 pp./"First of all, I . . "

Postcard. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye Bowe. Postmarked December 10, 1924/"/Spent about two hours . . "

ALS. Emmye [Bowe] to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked December 10, 1924, 2 pp./"I wish I could . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked December13, 1924, 2 pp./"Your letter written Wednesday . . "

ALS. Emmye [Bowe] to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked December 16, 1924, 4 pp./"It was quite a . .

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe]. Postmarked December 20, 1924, 3 pp./"Your letter of Monday . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to [Emmye Bowe], December 30, 1924, 4 pp./"You are wondering what . . "


5. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Emmye [Bowe], January 1, 1925, 2 pp./"When I arrived home . . ," with attached clipping.

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Em[mye Bowe]. Postmarked January 2, 1925, 5 pp./"Am so very sorry . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Own Precious Sweetheart [Emmye Bowe]," January 4, 1925, 3 pp./"My daily sustenance didn't . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Darling [Emmye Bowe]." Postmarked January 6, 1925, 1 p./"Just a few lines . . "

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked January 5, 1925, 4 pp./"Your sweet letter that . ."

ALS. E[mmye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked January 7, 1925, 3 pp./"I wish I could . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to Emmye [Bowe], January 7, 1925, 1 p./"I missed your letter . ."

ALS. Em[mye] Bowe, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked January 8, 1925, 4 pp./"Oh, Doug darlin', I'm . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 8, 1925, 3 pp./"Just dropped in the city . ." On Hotel Gayoso, Memphis letterhead.


6. ALS. E.E.B. [Emmye Elizabeth Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked January 9, 1925, 5 pp./"If I had a million dollars . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 9, 1925, 4 pp./"Have just come to town . ." On Hotel Gayoso, Memphis, letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked January 10, 1925, 2 pp./"Your letters of Wednesday . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dearest Doug [Simmons." Postmarked January 10, 1925, 2 pp./"I could hardly wait . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 10, 1925, 1 p./"Good morning, sweetheart, have . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 11, 1925, 1 p./"Your three letters were . . " On Dr. H. L. Cockerham letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked January 12, 1925, 3 pp./"It is awfully late . ." With attached clipping.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 12, 1925, 3 pp./"If I read your letters . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Em[mye Bowe]. Postmarked January 13, 1925, 3 pp./"Your sweet little letter . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Little Girl" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 12, 1925, 3 pp./"It's beyond human conception . ."


7. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to Em[mye Bowe]. Postmarked January 14, 1925, 2 pp./"I wonder if you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Doug [Simmons]. Postmarked January 14, 1925, 4 pp./"Exactly two weeks ago . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], January 14, 1925, 5 pp./"Did you know that . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 15, 1925, 2 pp./"How I wish you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 16, 1925, 2 pp./"Yes, I'm happy, happy . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Bowe], January 15, 1925, 7 pp./"You'll never know how . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Little Invisible Partner" [Emmye Bowe], January 17, 1925, 4 pp./"I know you can't . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked January 17, 1925, 2 pp./"Darlin, your letter this . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked January 17, 1925, 9 pp./"Your last letter written . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], January 18, 1925, 2 pp./"I hate to say it . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons], January 18, 1925, 4 pp./"How I love you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], January 19, 1925, 1 p./"You'll naturally wonder . ." On King's Daughters Hospital letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug, darlin' [Simmons]." Postmarked January 19, 1925, 4 pp./"How is it possible . ." With attached clippings and typed poem.


8. ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe], January 21, 1925, 3 pp./"Do you realize that . ." With attached clipping.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked January 20, 1925, 2 pp./"Your two sweet letters . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Bowe], January 20, 1925, 2 pp./"Your letter of Saturday . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Bowe], January 21, 1925, 6 pp./"Without a doubt yours . ." and ALS. "Mother Richardson," Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Douglas and dear little boys [John and Calvin]," January 20, 1925, 1 p./"Don't we have gloomy . ." [Mother Richardson is the mother of Doug Simmons' first wife Lilly, who died of tuberculosis in 19--; Lilly is the mother of John and Calvin Simmons.]

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 21, 1925, 5 pp./"How I should like . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked January 28, 1925, 3 pp./"This has been a . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 22, 1925, 3 pp./"This has been another . ."

ALS. Em[mye] Bowe, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug dearest" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 23, 1925, 4 pp./"Can you realize that . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Honey, dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked January 25, 1925, 3 pp./"I am so happy tonight . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em"[mye Bowe]. Postmarked January 25, 1925, 7 pp./"Have received your letter . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 24, 1925, 4 pp./"I think every time . ."


9. ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 25, 1925, 2 pp./"Your letter written Thursday . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 25, 1925, 6 pp./"If you knew what . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Little Girl" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 26, 1925, 2 pp./"Your letter of Friday . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], January 26, 1925, 2 pp./"I had a sneaky idea . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 27, 1925, 4 pp./"I wonder if you . ."

ALS. Sicily [Simmons] to "My dear Doug" [Simmons], n. d., 2 pp./"For about a month . . " with ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked January 28, 1925, 2 pp./"This day has been . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked 7 pp./"Sweetheart you can imagine . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 29, 1925, 3 pp./"Just what do you . ."

ALS. Doug Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Hello Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe], January 30, 1925, 12 pp./"Just as I promised . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 30, 1925, 3 pp./"This has been a . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em"[mye Bowe]. Postmarked January 30, 1925, 2 pp../"Your wonderful letter written . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 31, 1925, 4 pp./"Did you know that . ."


Box 2

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Little Sweetheart," February 1, 1925, 7 pp./ "Can you imagine how . . "

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Doug Simmons], February 2, 1925, 4 pp./"O, my Doug. I want . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Perthshire, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," February 3, 1925, 2 pp./"Well here I am . ." Written on S. D. Knowlton Merchant & Planter letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 3, 1925, 5 pp./"Lean over, Doug. Let . . "

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked February 3, 1925, 5 pp./"This has been one . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug [Simmons] dearest." Postmarked February 4 1925, 4 pp./"I'm madly in love . ." With attached pamphlet for Gertrude Steele Chambers lecture.

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Emmye Dear." Postmarked February 5, 1925, 7 pp./"When Dr. Frank [Crane] . ." With attached calling card for J. Douglas Simmons, M.D. and T.L. Carbon copy. S. J. Holcomb to A. S. Barboro and Company, February 4, 1925, 1 p.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked February 5, 1925, 3 pp./"I'm writing you early tonight . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Little Girl" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked February 5, 1925, 1 p./"Your little letter of . ."


2. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Little Sunshine" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked February 6, 1925, 5 pp./"Well, here I am . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 6, 1925, 2 pp./"If you knew the . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 7, 1925, 5 pp./"As I came in . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 8, 1925, 3 pp./"Your sweet letter written . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 9, 1925, 4 pp./"Hasn't this been a . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "My Own Precious Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 9, 1925, 2 pp./"This has certainly been . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug [Simmons], dearest." Postmarked February 9, 1925, 3 pp./"Your sweet little note . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," February 9, 1925, 3 pp./"You can imagine the . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 10, 1925, 3 pp./"Just gotten home after . ."


3. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 11, 1925, 5 pp./"Would you believe that . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "My dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 11, 1925, 4 pp./"You don't ever again . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 11, 1925, 3 pp./"I'm fine and dandy!"

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 12, 1925, 6 pp./"If I could just . ."

ACS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee to [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 12, 1925. Valentine's Day card.


4. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 13, 1925, 4 pp./"You wondered why I . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dear Valentine [Doug Simmons]." Postmarked February 13, 1925, 4 pp./"You are so dear . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 14, 1925, 6 pp./"I've just returned from . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 14, 1925, 4 pp./"I'm so in love . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest dear" [Doug Simmons], "Valentine Day 1925," 3 pp./"I have but a . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Man in the World" [Doug Simmons], February 15, 1925, 7 pp./"What is the matter . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe," February 15, 1925, 5 pp./"Yesterday was another one . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 16, 1925, 1 p./"Received two wonderful letters . ." With two blank pieces of J. D. Simmons letterhead.


5. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 17, 1925, 2 pp./"My supper has just . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug [Simmons], dearest." Postmarked February 17, 1925, 4 pp./"When you don't hear . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked February 18, 1925, 3 pp./"I hardly know where . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons." Postmarked February 18, 1925, 3 pp./"Even though your letter . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Pal O'Mine [Emmye Bowe]," February 18, 1925, 4 pp./"Your wonderful letter of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 19, 1925, 4 pp./"Your sweet letter brought . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Emmye Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Date on envelope "Fri. A.M. Feb. 20 [1925]," 6 pp./"Did you ever help . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Date on envelope Fri. night Feb. 20 [1925], 4 pp./"Perhaps you are wondering . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 20, 1925, 3 pp./"I came home about . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dear Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 20, 1925, 5 pp./"Your letter was welcomed . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," February 22, 1925, 8 pp./"The seventh wonder of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked February 23, 1925, 3 pp./"Another ordeal over with . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Heart" [Emmye Bowe], February 23, 1925, 4 pp./"4 pp./"Of course I didn't . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest 'future hubby' of no longer" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 24, 1925, 1 p./"I can't imagine your . ." with attached ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 24, 1925, 5 pp./"I can't imagine your . ."


6. ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Doug dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 3, 1925, 2 pp./"Can it be possible . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Envelope dated March 3 [1925], 4 pp./"It seems like ages . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], March 4 1925, 6 pp./"No letter today but . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 4, 1925, 2 pp./"I've been as busy . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 5, 1925, 3 pp./"Your precious letter has . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], March 6, 1925, 6 pp./"Your two precious little . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 6, 1925, 3 pp./"Did you know that . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 7, 1925, 2 pp./"No news from you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 7 1925, 3 pp./"What makes you so . ."


7. ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "My Dearest Em" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 8, 1925, 2 pp./"Your sweet letter of . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 9, 1925, 5 pp./"Please forgive me for . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 9, 1925, 6 pp./"If I could be . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug o' Mine" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 9, 1925, 3 pp./"It is nothing short . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 10, 1925, 6 pp./"Your wonderful letter of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 10, 1925, 6 pp./"Today is such a . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 11, 1925, 3 pp./"At this very moment . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Em[mye Bowe]," March 12, 1925, 2 pp./"Yesterday was one of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 12, 1925, 2 pp./"That letter didn't come . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My own Precious Em." Envelope dated March 12 [1925], 10 pp./"You are without the . ."


8. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Em[mye Bowe]." Envelope dated March 13, [1925], 10 pp./"No news from you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 13, 1925, 3 pp./"Words can't tell you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 14, 1925, 4 pp./"My own dear sweetheart . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked March 15, 1925, 6 pp./"Your Thursday letter came . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 16, 1925, 1 p./"Time for B.Y.P.U now . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 16, 1925, 3 pp./"You are going to . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 16, 1925, 7 pp./"I have lived through so . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Envelope dated March 16, [1925], 6 pp./"Your voice positively thrilled . ."


Box 3

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," March 17, 1925, 1 p./"Just a minute to . ." With one blank piece of Simmons letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, to "Dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 17, 1925, 1 p./"Just time for a . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," March 18, 1925, 6 pp./"If my arms were . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], March 18, 1925, 2 pp./"Another day passed without . ." with one blank piece of Simmons letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 19, 1925, 8 pp./"I've had a hard . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," March 19, 1925, 2 pp./"Well here I am . ." Written on Claridge Hotels, Memphis, Tennessee stationary.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 20, 1925, 1 p./"The P. O. closes in . ." With attached Y.M.C.A. flyer.

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Envelope dated March 21, 1925, 3 pp./"I was very much . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons]. March 21, 1925, 2 pp./"Hasn't this been a . ."


2. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 22, 1925, 6 pp./"This has been one . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "My Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Envelope dated March 22 [1925], 1 p./"Your short note of Friday . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dear Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 23, 1925, 3 pp./"If you just knew . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear." Postmarked March 23, 1925, 1 p./"Do you see it's most . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Pertshire, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe], March 23, 1925, 5 pp./"I have been up . ." Written on S. D. Knowlton Merchant & Planter letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dear Doug." Postmarked March 24, 1925, 4 pp./"I'm sorry that I've . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart." Postmarked March 24, 1925, 4 pp./"This old day has . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], March 24, 1925, 3 pp./"Your little note of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Mamma," 6 pp./"Do you think I . ." and ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dear sweetheart [Doug Simmons], 2 pp./"If I could just . ." Postmarked March 25, 1925.


3. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em." Postmarked March 26, 1925, 8 pp./"Your precious letter of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 26, 1925, 3 pp./"Never since I've been . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Own Precious Sweetheart," March 26, 1926 [1925], 7 pp./"Your letter of last . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 27, 1925, 2 pp./"I love you today . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked March 28, 1925, 7 pp./"I'm starting your Sunday . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart," March 28, 1925, 8 pp./"Your letter of Thursday . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Shelby, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe," March 30, 1925, 1 p./"Just time to write . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Man in the World." Postmarked March 30, 1925, 1 p./"I made about four . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 30, 1925, 5 pp./"Ever since Bozo slammed . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked March 31, 1925, 2 pp./"This has already been . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em [mye Bowe]," March 31, 1925, 4 pp./"That letter didn't come . ."


4. ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 1, 1925, 3 pp./"Isn't it the queerest . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My dearest sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe], April 1, 1925, 6 pp./"Doesn't a letter head with . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Man in the World" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 2, 1925, 3 pp./"Just through with lunch . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My dearest Em[mye Bowe," April 2, 1925, 9 pp./"Your letter didn't arrive . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My dearest sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 3, 1925, 2 pp./"Did you know that . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 4, 1925, 5 pp./"The past 24 hours . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 4, 1925, 5 pp./"You can't imagine how . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 5, 1925, 5 pp./"I was disappointed late . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 6, 1925, 3 pp./"I hope you received . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 6, 1925, 4 pp./"I'm 'wondering' if you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 6, 1925, 2 pp./"You said once you . ."


5. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 7, 1925, 4 pp./"Your sweet letter of . ." with two autograph pages from unidentified letter.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dear Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked April 7, 1925, 4 pp./"Sure enough there were . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug [Simmons]." Postmarked April 8, 1925, 3 pp./"If it would have . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," May [April] 8, 1925, 7 pp./"I love you lots . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 9, 1925, 6 pp./"I'm so in love . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Sweetheart dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 9, 1925, 3 pp./"I've been absolutely intoxicated . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 10, 1925, 3 pp./"Oh, I'm so glad . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked April 10, 1925, 8 pp./"First, I want to . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 11, 1925, 5 pp./"Your pathetic little letter . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 12, 1925, 5 pp./"This certainly is a . ."
6. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], April 13, 1925, 6 pp./"I can't tell you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 13, 1925, 4 pp./"I'm sorry I couldn't . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons], April 14, 1925, 4 pp./"This is my first . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Perthshire, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked April 14, 1925, 3 pp./"I thought this would . ." On S. D. Knowlton Merchant & Planter letterhead.

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 15, 1925, 5 pp./"Can you realize that . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 15, 1925, 4 pp./"That little note o' yours . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. April 16, 1925, 2 pp./"I wish I could . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My own dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 16, 1925, 7 pp./"Your precious letter of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Sweetheart." Postmarked April 17, 1925, 4 pp./"Your letter this morning . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 17, 1925, 4 pp./"If I were a . .'


7. ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Man in the World" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 18, 1925, 2 pp./"I'd give anything to . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked April 19, 1925, 4 pp./"Am missing church this . ." with attached postcard from Alhambra Temple, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." Postmarked April 19, 1925, 6 pp./"If I could be . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked April 20, 1925, 5 pp./"Your letter of Friday . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 20, 1925, 4 pp./"Honey, as you see . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Em," April 21, 1925, 6 pp./"Your letter started on . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Precious Em[mye Bowe]," April 21, 1925, 3 pp./"Just time enough today . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 21, 1925, 4 pp./"There's compensation in everything . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "My own dear Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 22, 1925, 4 pp./"My afternoon is going . ."



Box 4

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]. Postmarked April 23, 1925, 4 pp./"I'll hardly have time . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 23, 1925, 3 pp./"Guess by now you've . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Mamma," 3 pp./"Your sweet letter that . ." with ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Mamma," 3 pp./"I'm so rushed these . ." and ALS. "Mrs. Bowe, Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dr. Simmons" [Doug], April 23, 1925, 1 p./"Am enclosing two of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 24, 1925, 3 pp./"This is a regular . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Precious Em[mye Bowe." Postmarked April 24, 1925, 3 pp./"I know you've already . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Perthshire, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]." April 25, 1925, 4 pp./"I simply distressed to . ." Written on S. D. Knowlton Merchant & Planter letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 25, 1925, 2 pp./"I'm one great big . ."


2. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe." Enveloped dated April 26, 1925, 5 pp./"Your sweet brother Stewart . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe." Envelope dated April 26 [1925], 6 pp./"Your sweet letters of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 27, 1925, 3 pp./"Did you happen to . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to " Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 29, 1925, 2 pp./"I received your sweet . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to " Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," April 29, 1925, 2 pp./"Papa has just called . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug." Postmarked April 29, 1925, 3 pp./"I get so thrilled when . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "Dearest Doug" Simmons. Postmarked April 29, 1925, from Rossville, CA, 3 pp./"I'm thrilled to a . ."


3. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], May 3, 1925, 1 p./"This is the only sheet . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," May 4, 1925, 4 pp./"Your precious letter written . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked May 5 1925, 1 p./"Mark another day off . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]. Envelope dated May 6, 1925, 4 pp./"I didn't hear from . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], May 6, 1925, 6 pp./"In just 10 more . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked May 6, 1925, 2 pp./"I'm just dying to . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Bowe], May 11, 1925,4 pp. "Yesterday was one of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "My precious Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked May 11, 1925, 2 pp./"I wonder if it . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," May 11, 1925, 1 p./"I have just this . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Precious Em[mye Bowe]," May 12, 1925, 3 pp./"Your wonderful letter of . ."

ALS. [ ], Bank of Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear 'Doug' [Simmons]," May 13, 1925, 1 p./"Have just a few . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Bowe], May 13, 1925, 3 pp./"Your note of Monday . ."

ALS. Susie Gilbert Knowlton, [Bienamie], Perthshire, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmie" [Emmye Bowe], May 14, 1925, 1 p./"I want you to . ."

ALS. [Teil] to "My dear Sweet neice [sic] [Emmye Bowe]," May 16, 1925, 4 pp./"May I interrupt your . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding ceremony of Emmye Elizabeth Bowe and Dr. John Douglas Simmons, May 16, 1925, Memphis, Tennessee. 3 copies.


4. ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 9, 1925, 2 pp./"Was so glad to . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding ceremony of D. Blythe Weaver to Walter A. Schulze, June 6, 1925. With autograph note from Weaver to Emmye Simmons.

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 7, 1925, 2 pp./"I should have answered . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], July 13, 1925, 1 p./"I am writing this . ." On Bank of Pontotoc letterhead.

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 23, 1925, 1 p./"We reached home Tues. . ." On Bank of Pontotoc letterhead.

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], August 24, 1925, 1 p./"Write and let us . ."


5. ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em and Boys" [Emmye Simmons, John Douglas Simmons III and Calvin R. Simmons], October 7, 1925, 3 pp./"The stillness around our . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "My own Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked October 8, 1925, 3 pp./"The sandman is riding . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em and Boys," October 9, 1925, 3 pp./"I didn't receive that . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], October 10, 1925, 1 p./"Only a note possible . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Doug, dearest" [Simmons]. Postmarked October 10, 1925, 2 pp./"I'm so sleepy I . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em and Boys." Postmarked October 11, 1925, 6 pp./"On Tuesday I received . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked October 12, 1925, 1 p./"Arrived home at 12:05 . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," October 13, 1925, 1 p./"Was a little disappointed . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked October 1[4], 1925, 3 pp./"Pardon my using this . ."

ALS. "Mother and grandmother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 16, 1925, 3 pp./"I suppose you and . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 28, 1925, 1 p./"We surely did enjoy . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Irene Hollingsworth and Claude Marion Tingle, Quincy, Mississippi, December 27, 1925.


Box 5

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmark indistinguishable, probably 1925, 2 pp./"I've been one busy . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "Dearest Daddy." Postmark indistinguishable, probably 1925, 4 pp./"I got so impatient . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons], with ANS. Mrs. Bowe to "Dear Doug." Postmark indistinguishable, probably 1925, 3 pp./"If you knew how . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Not dated and not postmarked, probably 1925, 2 pp./"I haven't had a . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmark 1925, 2 pp./"Guess what I've been . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Sweetheart, mine" [Doug Simmons]. Postmark 1925, 4 pp./"Doesn't it just hurt . ."


2. ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 19, 1926, 2 pp./"Douglas wanted me to . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding ceremony of Elizabeth Kirk to John William Thomas, January 12, 1926, New York, New York.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 14, 1926, 2 pp./"I was so glad to . ." with attached Autograph Postcard. Mama Simmons to Emmye, February 16, 1926.

Printed announcement. Wedding of Dr. John C. Trice and Nancy Jane Ellzey, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1926.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], April 16, 1926, 1 p./"I am so glad . ."

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], April 30, 1926, 3 pp./"It has been quite . ."

Printed invitation. Indianola High School Commencement exercises, from Henry Kay, May 26, 1926.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 23, 1926, 2 pp./"You wrote me such . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding announcement of Florence Dorothy Cox to James Marion Britt, Hugo Oklahoma, May 7, 1926.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 6, 1926, 1 p./"We haven't heard from . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 20, 1926, 2 pp./"Our meeting commenced today . ."


3. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 14, 1926, 1 p./"Have been wanting to . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Annie Mai Thomas to Clarence E. Bowe, Capleville, Tennessee, July 29, 1926.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 30, 1926, 1 p./"I got Mamma Bowe's . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 12, 1926, 1 p./"Am so glad you . ."

ALS. E[mmye Bowe] to "Dearest Daddy." Postmarked August 15, 1926, 2 pp./"Here we are -- all . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 15, 1926, 2 pp./"My work continues constant . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 17, 1926, 3 pp./"Yesterday was one of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Bowe] to "Dearest Doug, dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 17, 1926, 3 pp./"I got all mixed . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Sweetheart" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked August 18, 1925, 1 p./"Have only had one . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked August 20, 1926, 1 p./"We arrived here yesterday . ." With attached clipping. Written on Hotel Peabody letterhead.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Jane Elizabeth Figg and William Gilbert Eckles, Memphis, Tennessee, September 1, 1926.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 9, 1926, 1 p./"I know you are . ."


4. ALS. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], October 14, 1926, 1 p./"Your letter just rec'd . ." Written on Bank of Pontotoc letterhead.

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked October 30, [1926], 2 pp./"We are all getting . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked November 1, 1926, 2 pp./"We made it home . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked November 2, 1926, 1 p./"Guess by now Bro. . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye," Pontotoc, Mississippi, November 6, 1926, 1 p./"I am going to . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye," Pontotoc, Mississippi, December 5, 1926, 1 p./"I was glad to get . ."


5. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 15, 1927, 1 p./"It is awful cold . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 15 1927, 1 p./"Mr. Simmons left on . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Holly Springs, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye and Children," April 8, 1927, 1 p./"Arrived here about 3:30 . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 25, 1927 2 pp./"I didn't get a . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], April 15, 1927, 1 p./"I have intended writing . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Family et all," April 22, 1927, 3 pp./"I'm still safe and . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 23, 1927, 1 p./"No letter from you . ."

TLS. Lawrence T. Lowrey, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Mississippi, to Emmie [Simmons], April 25, 1927, 1 p./"Of course, it is . ." With attached receipt.

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 27, 1927, 1 p./"Received your letter yesterday . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Bowe], May 9, 1927, 1 p./"I am sending the . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Bowe], May 29, 1927, 2 pp./"Everybody has gone to . ."



6. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 8, 1927, 2 pp./"I didn't write you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Emmye Simmons], June 10, 1927, 1 p./"I received your first . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding ceremony of Hermance Lamb and Milton B. Shroyer, Mineral Wells, Mississippi, June 2, 1927.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 12, 1927, 2 pp./"My letter to you . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 13, 1927, 2 pp./"We have had a . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 16, 1927, 2 pp./"When I went to . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 17, 1927, 2 pp./"Received your little note . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. June 17, 1927, 3 pp./"The baby is still . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 20, 1927, 1 p./"Sent the beans to . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked June 20, 1927, 2 pp./"I did as you . ."


7. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 21, 1927, 2 pp./"No news from you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy, dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked June 21, 1927, 2 pp./"The baby was better . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 21, 1927, 3 pp./"I suppose you are . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked June 22, 1927, 3 pp./"Your letter made me . ."

ALS. "Your daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 23, 1927, 1 p./"Have only a few . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked June 24, 1927, 2 pp./"Just a few more . ."


8. ALS. "Mother" [Simmons] to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], July 7, 1927, 2 pp./"Sicily and I are . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 11, 1927, 5 pp./"We arrived in Pontotoc . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], August 16, 1927, 1 p./"So glad to hear . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], September 6, 1927, 3 pp./"We haven't heard from . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 26, 1927, 4 pp./"I know you are . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], October 27, 1927, 3 pp./"When I received your . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 19, 1927, 2 pp./"I have had a . ."

TLS. Joseph Cortese, Cortese Brothers, Memphis, Tennessee, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, November 25, 1927, 1 p./"We are enclosing two . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 2, 1927, 2 pp./"I am so sorry . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 10, 1927, 2 pp./"I am so glad . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], December 30, 1927, 3 pp./"I should have written . ."


Box 6

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 2, 1938, 2 pp./"I have been trying . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 25, 1928, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 5, 1928 2 pp./"When I reached the . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 8, 1928, 2 pp./"I am the one . ."

ALS. Mattyle [Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Folks" [Doug and Emmye Simmons], May 6, 1926, 2 pp./"I know that undoubtedly . ." with attached Printed invitation. Capleville High School, May 20, 1928.

Printed invitation. Gunnison High School Commencement, June 4, 1928.

Printed invitation. Gunnison Consolidated School Commencement, May 25, 1928.

ACS. "Mother" Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], May 15, 1928./"I thank you so . ."

ALS. "Mama" Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 23, 1928, 2 pp./"It is I who have . ."


2. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Sweethearts" [Emmye and new daughter]. Postmarked June 4, 1928, 2 pp./"I hope daddy's little . ."

ALS. "Mama" Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 3, 1928, 2 pp./"I am sorry I . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye], June 13, 1927, 2 pp./"Just a few minutes . ."

Printed invitation. University of Virginia Commencement, June 8-June 12, 1928.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "John and Calvin" Simmons, 1 p./"Daddy arrived home Saturday . . ," with attached ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye [Simmons] and family." Postmarked June 26, 1928, 4 pp./"I am taking my . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding invitation Blance Welch and Arthur Stanton Wells, June 26, 1928.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked June 27, 1928, 1 p/."Just a few lines . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Girls and Boys." Postmarked June 29, 1928, 4 pp./"I didn't get a . ."


3. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked July 1, 1928, 2 pp./"This is indeed something . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 4, 1928, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], July 2, 1928, 3 pp./"This has been another . ." with attached envelope containing Printed Cards. Wedding invitation of Camille Tuminello and John Vetrano, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 18, 1928 and Invitation to Dance "complimentary to bride and groom" at Gunnison, Mississippi, July 5, 1928.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], July 4, 1928, 4 pp./"The town was startled . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked July 3, 1928, 1 p./"Just the fewest of . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Ruth Elizabeth Ray and William Rousseau Portlock, Pontotoc, Mississippi, August 16, 1928.


4. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 7, 1928, 1 p./"It ha been as . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], October 3, 1928, 2 pp./"Ever since I got . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Martha Violet Haraway to Fred Henry Hehmann, St. Louis, Missouri, October 9, 1928.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], October 22, 1928, 2 pp./"I was surely sorry . ."


5. Autograph card. Invitation to attend D.A.R. meeting, November 5, 1928.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 16, 1928, 1 p./"I am so glad . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 23, 1928, 1 p./"I have been thinking . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Corrie Elizabeth VanLandingham to Henry Wilson Ray, Starkville, Mississippi, November 29, 1928.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 2, 1927, 2 pp./"I am going to write . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 12, 1928, 2 pp./"I am very busy . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, December 13, 1928, 1 p./"Sicily and I selected . ."

Autograph card. Invitation to D.A.R. meeting, Rosedale, Mississippi, December 19, 1928.


Box 7

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 3, 1929, 2 pp./"When Douglas called up . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 14, 1929, 1 p./"I told Mr. Simmons . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Mary Ann Tuminello to John James Glorioso, Shelby, Mississippi, to January 22, 1929.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 9, 1929, 1 p./"So glad you let . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, February 16 1929.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 17, 1929, 1 p./"I was glad not . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 27, 1927, 1 p./"I am wondering if . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 5, 1929, 1 p./"I am so sorry . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, March 21, 1929.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 14, 1929, 1 p./"I am rather late . ."

ALS. "Your daddy" [Douglas Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Little Family," March 29, 1929, 2 pp./"It's now most 12 . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Douglas Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Little Family." Postmarked March 29, 1929, 1 p./"As today is Good . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons[, Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked March 30, 1929, 3 pp./"How we've missed you . ."


2. ALS. Douglas [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Little Family and Siciliy." Postmarked April 1, 1929, 1 p./"Not a word from . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 1, 1929, 2 pp./"You're a blessed dear . ." with attached ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Dady [sic]," March 31, 1929, 1 p./"I haven't any . ." and ALS. John [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Daddy" [Douglas Simmons], March 31, 1929, 1 p./'We went to an . ." and 1 page of doodles.

ALS. Daddy [Douglas Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Calvin" [Simmons], April 2, 1929, 1 p./"I received your nice . . " and ALS. "Daddy" [Douglas Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 2, 1929, 2 pp./"No letter from you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 2, 1929, 1 p./"I received the first . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy in the World," [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 2, 1929, 2 pp./"Another day has passed . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 4, 1929, 1 p./"This is my last . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 5, 1929, 2 pp./"I came home today . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 5, 1929, 1 p./"We are glad always . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. April 8, 1929, 1 p./"You'd be proud of . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dear Little Family." Postmarked April 8, 1929, 1 p./"I arrived here this . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked April 9, 1929, 1 p./"How are you feeling . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Douglas Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 11, 1929, 3 pp./"Up to this minute . ."

ALS. Fragment. [Emmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 12, 1929, 1 p./"Oh! I was so . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 12, 1929, 1 p./"Do you know I . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, April 19, 1929.

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 24, 1929, 2 pp./"It seems already ages . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 24, 1929, 1 p./"Here I am home . ."

ALS "Your daddy" [Douglas Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 25, 1929, 1 p./"How's my little family . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Darling" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 25, 1929, 1 p./"This is my last . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Douglas Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 29, 1929, 3 pp./"Dr. Hume has made . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 29, 1929, 1 p./"If I live to be . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Darling" [Douglas Simmons]. Postmarked April 30, 1929, 1 p./"This little note is . ."


3. ALS. "Daddy" [J.D. Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked May 1, 1929, 1 p./"Just a little note . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked May 2, 1929, 2 pp./"I can truthfully say . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy in the World" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked May 2, 1929, 2 pp./"I didn't intend to . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], May 2, 1929, 1 p./"I have returned from . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], May 4, 1929, 1 p./"Your long letter today . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Emmye Simmons, May 4, 1929, 1 p./"I owe you and . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked May [5], 1929, 2 pp./"So glad and relieved . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked May 7, 1929, 1 p./"I went to Dr. Hume . ."

Autograph invitation to D. A. R. Meeting. Postmarked May 13, 1920.

Printed invitation. Norfleet High School, Red Banks, Mississippi, May 17, 1929.

ALS. John [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons], May 30, 1929, 1 p./"Have they finished the . ."

Printed invitation. Delta State Teacher's College Commencement Invitation from Fannie Mallette, May 31, 1929.


4. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 3, 1929, 3 pp./"It was a treat indeed . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Mittle Lou Boggan to Raymond S. Clift, Tupelo, Mississippi, June 6, 1929.

ALS. John [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], June 9, 1929, 1 p./"We got to Pontotoc . ."

ALS. John [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked June 15, 1929, 1 p./"We are having a . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked June 29, 1929, 1 p./"Recived [sic] Douglas' letter yesterday . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 30, 1929, 1 p./"I have been thinking . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 6, 1929, 1 p./"We went to the . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 6, 1929, 2 pp./"I wonder if you . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 15, 1929, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."


5. A.L.S. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 8, 1929, 1 p./"Haven't heard a word . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to 'Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 12, 1929, 1 p./"I arose at five . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 19, 1929, 1 p./"I found the boys socks . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Catherine Margaret McKnight to Thomas Dwight Webb, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, September 13, 1929.

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. J. D. [Emmye] Simmons, September 26, 1929.

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. meeting, to Mrs. Douglas [Emmye] Simmons, October 18, 1929.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 6, 1929, 1 p./"I intended writing you . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas [Emmye] Simmons, November 16, 1929.

Autograph postcard. Janie Rice McMillan, Treasurer, Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. E. E. B. Simmons. Postmarked November 19, 1929.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Frances Louise Horton to James Warren Pease, Greenville, Mississippi, November 21, 1929.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Mabel Godwin to Morrison Harris Caldwell, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia, October 12, 1929.

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 29, 1929, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 5, 1929, 1 p./"We have been made . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Emmye Simmons], Greenville, Mississippi, to "Darling Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked December 15, 1929, 1 p./"I could easily be . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 27, 1929, 2 pp./"Christmas has come and . ."

ALS. E[mmye Bowe] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], n. d., 1 p./"Sicily came back from . ."


6. ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 2, 1930, 1 p./"Your letter came today . ."

Typed postcard. Invitation to D.A.R. meeting, Rosedale, Mississippi, to Mrs. E. B. Simmons, January 13, 1930.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Mary Helen Richardson to George Llywellien McInturff, Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 21, 1930.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Margaret Coshorn to Hector Arthur Bowe, Whitehaven, Tennessee, January 30, 1930.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], February 10, 1930, 1 p./"I forgot to tell . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 17, 1930, 1 p./"I have been wanting . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 8, 1930, 2 pp./"We have been so . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 25, 1930, 1 p./"Last week when Mr. . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas [Emmye] Simmons, April 17, 1930.

Printed Invitation. Wedding of Beulah Ferguson to Lowrey Garrett Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, April 19, 1930.


7. ALS. Florence Millers, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], May 10, 1930, 1 p./"The year book com. . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 11, 1930, 2 pp./"I think every morning . ."

Printed invitation. Mary Lucille Payne, Mississippi State College for Women Commencement, to Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons, May 26, 1930.

Printed invitation. Mallouise Hilderbrand, Hot Spring High School Commencement, to Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons, May 29, 1930.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Florence Wollard to Eugene Hendrix Garner, Cleveland, Mississippi, June 4, 1930.

Printed invitation. Gunnison High School Commencement, Gunnison, Mississippi, June 2, 1930.

Autograph invitation. D.A.R. Meeting, to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, May 22, 1930.

Printed invitation. Lampasas [Texas] High School Commencement, May 29, 1930.

Printed invitation. University of Mississippi Commencement, Oxford, June 1-3, 1930.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 25, 1930, 2 pp./"I don't know how . ."


8. ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to 'Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 19, 1930, 1 p./"Last week when I . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Sicily Simmons to James Toy Morris, Pontotoc, Mississippi, August 27, 1930.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 20, 1930, 1 p./"Everything and everybody is . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 30, 1930, 4 pp./"I really have been . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Ernestine Pleasant Mattox to Heber Sherwood Simmons, Tupelo, Mississippi, September 3, 1930.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], September 5, 1930, 3 pp./"Agnes and I made . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Philadelphia, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy in the World" [Doug Simmons], September 5, 1930, 2 pp./"Well here we are!"

ALS. Em[mye Bowe], Philadelphia, Mississippi, to "Sweetheart" [Doug Simmons], September 9, 1930, 2 pp./"If I could just . ."

Postcard, signed. [ ] and Heber, to Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons, September 7, 1930, with ALS. D[oug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked September 9, 1930, 3 pp./"Early yesterday evening, I . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], September 11, 1930, 2 pp./"Your sweet letter came . ."

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], September 20, 1930, 1 p./"I hadn't missed the key . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], September 28, 1930, 1 p./"Well, our tea came . ."


9. Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta D. A. R. Chapter meeting, to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, October 16, 1930.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Pauline Jones to Bennie William Gandrud, Huntsville, Alabama, November 29, 1930.

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. meeting, November 20, 1930.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 24, 1930, 1 p./"I thought when I wrote . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 10, 1930, 1 p./"I came across some . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Eugenia Payne to Leonidas Carlyle Seago, Olive Branch, Mississippi, December 25, 1930.


Box 8

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], February 17, 1931, 1 p./"I forgot to tell . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 17, 1931, 1 p./"I am so sorry . ."

Printed invitation. Tippah County Agricultural High School Commencement, April 16, 1931.

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Jackson, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], May 12, 1931, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ." Edwards Hotel letterhead.

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. Meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons [Emmye], May 18, 1931.

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked May 25, 1931, 1 p./"I received your most . ."

Printed invitation. Mississippi State College for Women Commencement, Columbus, Mississippi, May 25, 1931.

Printed invitation. DeSoto County Agricultural High School Commencement, May 28, 1931.

Autograph invitation. Florence S. Ogden, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas Simmons [Emmye]. Postmarked May 27, 1931.

Printed invitation. Gunnison High School Commencement, Gunnison, Mississippi, June 2, 1931.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], June 16, 1931, 1 p./"I guess you will . ."


2. ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 7, 1931, 1 p./"I hasten to answer . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 14, 1931, 1 p./"Only have a few . ."

ALS. Emmye [Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked August 15, 1931, 2 pp./"You are so generous . ."

ALS. Susie Gilbert Knowlton, Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dr. Simmons" [Doug], August 18, 1931, 2 pp./"I wish you could . ." with attached ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 20, 1931, 3 pp./"We haven't heard from . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 19, 1931, 1 p./"I have a few . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Martha Elizabeth Irvine to Maury S. Knowlton, Indianola, Mississippi, August 24, 1931.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 28, 1931, 4 pp./"We received your long . ."

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, September [21], 1931.

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, October 10, 1931.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 3, 1931, 1 p./"I have been trying . ."

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, December 8, 1931.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], December 20, 1931, 1 p./"Just a short letter . ."

ALS. Emmye [Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy, Mamma, Sister, Boys, Emmye Bowe, Carolyn," 1931, 1 p./"How are you . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], 1931, 2 pp./"We received your second . ."


3. Autograph invitation. D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. E. B. Simmons, January 14, 1932.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], January 25, 193[2], 1 p./"I told Douglas when . ." with attached ALS. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], January 25, 1932, 1 p./"Your letter rec'd this . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, February 15, 1932.

Autograph invitation. D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, March 12, 1932.

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked April 18, 1932.

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 19, 1932, 2 pp./"My trip home was . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 20, 1932, 1 p./"We don't have any . ."

TLS. JDS [John Douglas Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 22, 1932, 1 p./"Your letter today complaining . ." with attached ALS. J. D. Simmons, M. D., Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Sirs" [Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana], April 21, 1932, 1 p./"A doctor friend of . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 21, 1932, 1 p./"We are still getting . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 23, 1932, 2 pp./"Don't let me forget the . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 24, 1932, 1 p./"No letter from you . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 25, 1932, 2 pp./"Received your Saturday's letter . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked April 27, 1932, 1 p./"No letter again today . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 27, 1932, 2 pp./"Your very sweet letter . ."


4. Printed invitation. Wedding of Alice Webb Amis to Bright Morgan Bowe, Fordyce, Arkansas, May 12, 1932.

Printed Invitation. Shelby High School Commencement, May 31, 1932.

Autograph invitation. Florence Sillers, Rosedale, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. [Emmye] Simmons, May 29, 1932.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 8, 1932, 1 p./"Just a line to . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Isabelle Trimble and Wallace Alfred Welshans, Perthshire, Mississippi, August 4, 1932.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 16, 1932, 2 pp./"When I received your . ." with attached ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 13, 1932, 1 p./"It has been several . ."

Autograph invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. Douglas [Emmye] Simmons. Postmarked September 26, 1932.

Autograph postcard. Margaret to "Emmye Dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked October 1, 1932.

ALS. Cordelia M. West to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye]. Postmarked October [10], 1932, 1 p./"Why on why does . ."

Autograph postcard. Mrs. [Bonnie] H. Curd to Mrs.. J. D. [Emmye] Simmons. Postmarked October 20, 1932.

Autograph postcard. To Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked October 20, 1932.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. Meeting, to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked November 14, 1932.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 11, 1932, 1 p./"I enjoyed your letter . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked December 12, 1932.


5. Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked January 16, 1933.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], February 3, 1933, 1 p./"We got home Wed. . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked February 14, 1933.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglass [sic] Simmons. Postmarked March 14, 1933.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 21, 1933, 1 p./"Received your much appreciated . ."

Printed invitation. Red Banks High School Commencement, May 19, 1933.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], May 19, 1933, 1 p./"The lovely hose you . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 31, 1933, 1 p./"I hasten to write . ."

Printed invitation. Greenville High School Commencement, June 1, 1933.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], June 19, 1933, 3 pp./"I have only a . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Elizabeth Stancill to Wendell Clement Larimer, Drew, Mississippi, June 28, 1933.


6. Printed invitation. Wedding of Zora Coghlan to Jere Tucker Gilbert, Laurel, Mississippi, August 3, 1933.

ALS. Emmye [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked August 11, 1933, 2 pp./"We are here and . ."

ALS. Daddy [Dr. J. D. Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 11, 1933, 1 p./"How are you and . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 12, 1933, 1 p./"Everything is mighty quiet . ."

ALS. Daddy [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 14, 1933, 1 p./"Am sending the things . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 17, 1933, 2 pp./"Wish I could see . ."

TL. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 17, 1933, 4 pp./"Your letter of Tuesday . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 12, 1933, 3 pp./"I enjoyed so much . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 21, 1933, 3 pp./"No letter from you . ."

Autograph postcard. Doug [Simmons], Batesville, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked August 23, 1933/"Have just meet [sic] the . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 24, 1933, 1 p./"All the time the . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," August 25, 1933, 1 p./"Didn't hear from you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 25, 1933, 3 pp./"I can't tell you . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Mary Esther Cheshier, Chicago, Illinois, to Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons, August 11, 1933/"Sure - I shall be more . ." with attached ALS. Wilma, Joplin, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye and Doug" [Simmons], August 13, 1933, 2 pp./"We are leaving Saturday . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest darling" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked August 30, 1933, 2 pp./"I already feel you've . ."


7. ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked September 1, 1933, 3 pp./"I'm so sorry you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked September 2, 1933, 1 p./"Your letter of Thursday . ." with attached ALS. J. D. Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas" [Simmons], August 31, 1933, 1 p./"George Mitchell phoned me . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked September 2, 1933, 2 pp./"Your lovely lovely letter . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked September 3, 1933, 2 pp./"Your two special last . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to 'Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked September 4, 1933, 1 p./"Have just received your . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked September 5, 1933, 2 pp./"I haven't heard from . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked September 6, 1933, 2 pp./"I'm wondering where you . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dearest dear" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked September 8, 1933, 2 pp./"It won't be long . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Celeste Hill Roberson to Ignatius Semmes Luckett, Clarksdale, Mississippi, November 12, 1933.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, November 18, 1933.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 19, 1933, 1 p./"We were glad to . ."


8. Autograph postcard. Invitation to Doctors Wives of Bolivar County meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked March 28, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. Meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked March 19, 1934.

Autograph postcard. E[mmye Simmons] to Dr. J. D[oug] Simmons. Postmarked April 14, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked April 17, 1934.

Printed invitation. Red Banks High School Commencement, May 18, 1934.

Printed invitation. Blue Mountain College Commencement, May 23, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. Meeting to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, May 31, 1934.

Printed invitation. Athens [Alabama] College Commencement, May 31, 1934.

Printed invitation. Gunnison High School Commencement, June 4, 1934. [2]


9. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 6, 1934, 2 pp./"This is my first . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 7, 1934, 2 pp./"Have just received your . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 13, 1934, 2 pp./"I received your Saturday's . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 14, 1934, 2 pp./"Your letter today telling . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July [August] 16, 1934, 2 pp./"I've just received your . ." with attached ALS. Calvin [Simmons] to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked August 16, 1934, 1 p./"Those baseball games were . ."

ALS. Dale to "Dear Emmye Bowe" [Simmons], August 16, 1934, 1 p./"Your daddy says you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 17, 1934, 1 p./"You should have been . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 18, 1934, 2 pp./"Have just received your . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 21, 1934, 1 p./"Just received your letter . ."

ALS. Mama Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], August 21, 1934, 1 p./"I didn't know until . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation to organizational meeting for Bolivar County Tuberculosis Society meeting, Rosedale, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked October 22, 1934.

ALS. Florence Sillers, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," October 27, 1934, 1 p./"You folks did me . . "

Printed invitation. Wedding of Emma Eleanor Knowlton to Jack Rose Humphreys, Perthshire, Mississippi, October 29, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked November 10, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked December 12, 1934.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked December 18, 1934.


Box 9

Folder No.:

1. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Loved Ones," January 2, 1935, 1 p./"I am at last . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Florence [Sillers], Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," January 3, 1935/"When you send Gunnison . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked January 4, 1935, 1 p./"Recived [sic] your first letter . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], January 6, 1935, 2 pp./"So far I've only . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Emmye and Family," January 8, 1935, 1 p./"Many thanks for your . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], January 9, 1935, 1 p./"I got three today thru . ."

Typed postcard. Invitation to Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked January 14, 1935.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Ones," January 14, 1935, 2 pp./"It hardly seems possible . ."

ALS. Douglas [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, January 16, 1935, 1 p./"I received the books . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em and all," January 20, 1935, 3 pp./"I received your letter . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, January 23, 1935, 3 pp./"Your letters telling of . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, January 27, 1935, 2 pp./"I had said that . ."


2. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, January 31, 1935, 1 p./"We came in from . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked February 7, 1935, 1 p./"Your nice sweet letter . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], February 5, 1935, 3 pp./"I hope you are . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, February 10, 1935, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

ALS. Florence Sillers, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], February 11, 1935, 1 p./"See Mrs. [Arnold] and . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 12, 1935, 1 p./"You wrote me such . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye]" Simmons, February 13, 1935, 1 p./"I am still staying . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation to Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. meeting, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked February 18, 1935.

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dear Em[mye]" Simmons. Postmarked February 19, 1935.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," February 19, 1935, 2 pp./"When your letter didn't . ." with attached clipping re. Mardi Gras.

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dear Em[mye Simmons]," February 24, 1935/"Your Wednesday's letter came . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to 'Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], February 25, 1935, 3 pp./"This is no letter . ."

Telegram. Dogulas [sic] [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, February 25, 1935/"Mail me Jess check . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," February 25, 1935, 3 pp./"Besides sending you the . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," February 27, 1935, 3 pp./"Have just read your . ."


3. Autograph postcard, signed. John [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked March 4, 1935/"Emmye Bowe's fever went . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Emmye Bowe [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons], March 4, 1935/"Carolyn is going to . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], March 11, 1935, 2 pp./"You have been gone . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," March 13, 1935, 2 pp./"Of all the funny things. . "

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked March 17, 1935, 2 pp./"Your sweet letter of . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation. Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked March 18, 1935.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dear Em[mye Simmons]," March 20, 1935, 1 p./"Have just received your . ." with attached AN. and clipping.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," March 27, 1935, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], March 29, 1935, 1 p./"I have been intending . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," March 31, 1935, 2 pp./"I feel so much . ."


4. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," April 1, 1935, 1 p./"Your letter of Saturday . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation to Rebecca Bates Society, Rosedale, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked April 2, 1935.

Autograph postcard, signed. Signature illegible, Hollandale, Mississippi, to "My Dear Mrs. Simmons," April 5, 1935.

Autograph postcard. [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to [Emmye Simmons], April 9, 1935/"I arrived per schedule . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]. Postmarked April 11, 1935, 2 pp./"I do hope that . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], March 15, 1935, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, April 18, 1935.

Autograph postcard, signed. Doug [Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," March 18, 1935/"I will not be . ."

Printed invitation. University of Tennessee Medical School Commencement, March 23, 1935.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], April 20, 1935, 1 p./"I am sorry you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], McComb, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 21, 1935, 4 pp./"You don't know how . ." Letter on Hotel McColgan, McComb, Mississippi letterhead.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," April 24, 1935, 1 p./"Just a few lines . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], April 25, 1935/"Have been busy as . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Elizabeth Robinson FitzGerald to Greek Polan Rice, Clarksdale, Mississippi, May 14, 1935.


5. Autograph postcard. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked May 15, 1935.

Printed invitation. Gunnison High School Commencement, May 31, 1935. [5]

Printed invitation. Rosedale High School Commencement, June 4, 1935.

Autograph postcard. Invitation to tea honoring Mrs. Greek Polan Rice, June 6, 1935.

ALS. Florence Ogden, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear 'Emmy Simmons'," June 22, 1935, 1 p./"I know you will . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Florence [Ogden] to [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked July 10, 1935/"Got a letter from . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Charles Bernard Bland, Clarksdale, Mississippi, July 11, 1935.

ALS. Mother [Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Douglas and Emmye" [Simmons], July 20, 1935, 2 pp./"I have been thinking . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Louise Coats Gaines to LeRoy Reade Jones, Jonesboro, Arkansas, July 29, 1935.


6. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother and girls" [Emmye Simmons], August 15, 1935, 1 p./"I arrived yesterday about . ." with attached TLS. W. M. Kethley, Mississippi Delta Teachers College, Cleveland, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, August 14, 1935, 1 p./"I certainly appreciate your . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 19, 1935, 2 pp./"I received your second . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], August 21, 1935, 1 p./"Yesterday was one of . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 23, 1935, 2 pp./"I am writing you . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Marjorie Maxey to Henry Anderson Busick, Brandon, Mississippi, August 20, 1935.

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmie" [Simmons], September 11, 1935, 1 p./"I am sending you . ."

ALS. Mamma Simmons, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmie" [Simmons], October 9, 1935, 1 p./"I have waited a . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Family," November 12, 1935, 3 pp./"Sorry that I did . ."

Autograph postcard. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked November 17, 1935.

ALS. Mary B. Bell, Belzoni, Mississippi, to "My Dear Mrs. Barnett," December 11, 1935, 1 p./"As new secretary and . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Elsie McNair and James Hamilton Maddox, Lumberton, Mississippi, December 29, 1935.


7. Autograph postcard, signed. Florence [Sillers], Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," January 1, 1936.

Autograph postcard. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. J. D. [Emmye] Simmons. Postmarked January 13, 1936.

TLS. R. N. Whitfield, Mississippi State Board of Health, Jackson, to "Dear Madam" [Mrs. J. D. Simmons], February 21, 1936, 1 p./"We are sorry that . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Harriet C. Briscoe, State College, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," February 27, 1936/"I appreciate very much . ."

ACS. Lavinia [Pulliam], La Grange, Texas, to "Dear Doctor and Mrs. Simmons." Postmarked March 15, 1936/"During our recent bereavement . ."

ALS. Sicily to "My dear Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked March 20, 1936, 2 pp./"I've been thinking that . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Sicily to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked March 21, 1936/"Just a line to . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Beulah, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked March 24, 1936/"Mr. Simmons has 'flu' . ."

Typed postcard. T. Kiyono, Circhton, Alabama to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, April 2, 1936/
Thank you for your . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Signature illegible to "My Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons." Postmarked April 3, 1936/The "Jane Todd Crawford" . ."

ALS. Calvin R. Simmons, Blue Mountain, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons], March [April] 9, 1936, 1 p./"I think it is . ."

Autograph card, signed. Helen F. McGowan Joiner, Clarksdale, Mississippi, to "Dear Dr. and Mrs. Simmons." Postmarked April 13, 1936/"I do want to . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Sis" to "Dear Sis" [Mrs. J. D. Simmons]. Postmarked April 24, 1936/"I do think of . ."

ALS. Harriet Beals, Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 25, 1936, 7 pp./"Thanks for your always . ." with attached ANS., 1 p.

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Blue Mountain, Mississippi, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], April 25, 1936, 1 p./"We did not get . ."

ALS. Mary Dorsey, King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville, Mississippi, to "My Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," April 28, 1936, 1 p./"The hospital is entertaining . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Wilma to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], April 29, 1936/"Papa was awake again . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Wilma to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], April 30, 1936/"Papa had a better . ."


8. Autograph postcard, signed. Wilma to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], May 1, 1935/"Please let us know . ."

ACS. Lavinia Pulliam, La Grange, Texas, to "My dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," May 4, 1936/"So often we speak . ."

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Blue Mountain, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked May [9], 1936, 1 p./"I am dropping you . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Leila Doris Duke to Hugh Shelby Goza, Dublin, Georgia, May 10, 1936.

Autograph postcard, signed. Margaret to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked May 16, 1936/"Mr. Kethley has his . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Sicily to "Dear Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked May 20, 1936/"Papa has eaten solid . ."


Box 10

Folder No.:

1. ALS. Wilma, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], July 1, 1936, 1 p./"Papa refused your medicine . ."

ALS. Wilma, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 8, 1936, 4 pp./"Your letter enjoyed . ."

ALS. Wilma, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], July 15, 1936, 2 pp./"I wrote Doug yesterday . ." with attached ALS. Wilma, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], July 13, 1936, 2 pp./"I am sending you . ."

ALS. Margaret, Bolivar County Centennial Committee, Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye Bowe," July 19, 1936, 1 p./"Please find out for . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Chicago, Illinois, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons," July 19, 1936, 2 pp./"Received your letter very . ." with attached map of Chicago.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Ohio, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], July 21, 1936, 4 pp./"I arrived here about . ." with pamphlet for Statler Hotels.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Greencastle, Indiana, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], July 23, 1936, 1 p./"This is my first . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Ma Bowe, Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dear Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked July 27, 1936/"I'm sorry but you . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Mrs. W. D. Chatham to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], July 28, 1936/"Please try to contact . ."


2. ALS. "Mamma" [Mrs. R. B. Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 1, 1936, 1 p./"I don't have anything . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," August 12, 1936, 1 p./"Jut received your letter . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked August 13, 1936, 2 pp./"Martha's blood smear showed . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 16, 1936, 1 p./"Have just received your . ."

ANS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 19, 1936, 1 p./"The dose of . ."

ANS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], August 25, 1936, 1 p./"Enclosed find measurements . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," August 25, 1936, 3 pp./"I certainly did enjoy . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]." Postmarked August 27, 1936/"Get me some striped . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked August 28, 1936/"I had reference to . ."


3. TLS. [S.L.] Armstrong, Greenville Democrat-Times, Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," September 9, 1936, 1 p./"I can appreciate your . ."

Autograph postcard. No signature to "Emmye dear." Postmarked September 17, 1936/"The brakeman brought me . ."

ALS. J. D. Simmons, M. D., Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dear Friend," [Dr. G. G. Dowdall], September 28, 1936, 1 p./"I am today tendering . ."

ALS. Laura H. Dickerson, Benoit, Mississippi, to "Dear Emily Simmons," October 5, 1936, 1 p./"Do you know where . ."

ALS. Harriett, Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked October 12, 1936, 1 p./"No - I haven't died . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to 'Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], December 1, 1936, 2 pp./"Your card of Monday . ."

TL. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], December 3, 1936, 1 p./"It has not been . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], December 23, 1936, 1 p./"I hope that you . ."


4. Printed birth announcement. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Morris, January 20, 1937.

ALS. Dorothy, Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 18, 1937, 1 p./"Well, here I am . ."

Printed Easter Card. Dick and Reba to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked March 27, 1937.

ALS. Janie McMillan, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], April 3, 1937, 4 pp./"While I am waiting . ."

ALS. Harriette Beale, Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 9, 1937, 1 p./"I've had company ever . ."

Autograph card. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R., to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked April 10, 1937.

Autograph card. Invitation to Women's Club Meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked April 13, 1937.

ALS. Beulah, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to 'Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked April 15, 1937, 1 p./"Know you are . ."

ALS. Reba Leigh, Moorhead, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], May 9, 1937, 2 pp./"Thank you for the . ."

Printed sympathy card. Polly Knowlton Lamb and Sam Knowlton and Family. Postmarked May 10, 1937.


5. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye and Girls," July 4, 1937, 1 p./"I arrived here yesterday . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], July 7, 1937/"Received your card today . ."

Printed card. Family of Mrs. W. B. Roberts to Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked July 17, 1937.

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Girls," September 3, 1937, 1 p./"Your letter came yesterday . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], September 4, 1937, 2 pp./"I received your 2nd . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], September 6, 1937, 2 pp./"Just one week from . ."

ALS. Ernestine, Tupelo, Mississippi, to "Dear Em[mye Simmons]," November 21, 1937, 1 p./"Beulah and Lowrey were . ."

ALS. Wilma, Joplin, Missouri, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], November 27, 1937, 6 pp./"To my surprise I . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Mama" [Bowe] to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked December 13, 1937/"Your papa had the . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Frances Katherine Wasson and Lawrence Witherspoon Baggett, Moorhead, Mississippi, December 27, 1937.

ALS. "Mama" [Mrs. R. B. Bowe], Olive Branch, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked December 29, 1937, 4 pp./"I have been so . ."

ANS. [Lilian Nobles] to "Dear Mrs. Simmons, December 30, 1937, 1 p./"Next Sunday is our . ."


6. ALS. Beulah to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked January 20, 1938, 2 pp./"Know you think I'm . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," January 21, 1938, 2 pp./"Have just received your . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]," January 23, 1938, 1 p./"We didn't hear from . ."

ALS. Wilma, Joplin, Missouri, to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], February 16, 1938, 4 pp./"Your second sweet letter . ." with two photographs.

ALS. Bess [Bell], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], February 15, 1938, 4 pp./"If you were here . ."
7. ALS. Sicily, Jackson, Mississippi, to "My dear Em[mye Simmons." Postmarked March 10, 1938, 2 pp./"You have been on . ."

Telegram. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, March 11, 1938/"Where are car keys . ."

Telegram. Emmye [Simmons], Gulfport, Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, March 11, 1938/"Keys here in my . ."

ALS. Mama [Mrs. R. B. Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], March 16, 1938, 1 p./"I don't know how . ." with attached Scenic Postcard. Agnes to Mrs. R. B. Bowe. Postmarked March 13, 1938.

ALS. Jean [Davidson], Detroit, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons," June 19, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you very much . ."

ALS. "Sis" [Agnes Bowe] to "Sis" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked June 22, 1938, 1 p./'I can't find my . ."

TLS. Jean, Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], June 23, 1938, 1 p./"Just a note enclosing . ." with attached brochure on camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

TLS. Jean, Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], June 27, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you for your . ." and TLS. Mother [Jean], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Joan Dear." Postmarked June 27, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you for your . ."

ALS. Agnes Bowe, Webster Grove, Missouri, to "Dear Mamma, Sis, Doug and children." Postmarked June 27, 1938, 2 pp./"Thank goodness we have . ."

TLS. Jean [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons," July 6, 1938, 1 p./'I am sending ten . ."

ANS. Joan [Davidson], Hot Springs, Arkansas, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye]. Postmarked July 8, 1938/"We got he [sic] safe . ."

TLS. Jean [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], July 15, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you so much . ."

ANS. E[mmye] Bowe [Simmons] to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked July 18, 1938, 1 p./"I am fine . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. E[mmye] Bowe [Simmons] to "Dear Mother" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked July 20, 1938/"I am so busy . ."

ALS. Jean [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons." Postmarked July 21, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you so much . ."


8. TLS. Jean [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dears Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," August [1], 1938, 1 p./"Just a note along with . ." with TLS. "Mother" [Jean Davidson] to "Joan Dear," August 1, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you for you [sic] . ."

TLS. "Sue" [Melody Moore], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons," August 6, 1938, 1 p./"I do hope that . ."

ALS/TLS. Jean [Davidson], Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," August 8, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you so much . ."

TLS. Jean [Davidson], Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," August 10, 1938, 1 p./"Its too bad about . ."

ALS. Jean [Davidson] to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons." Postmarked August 16, 1938, 1 p./"Your letter and the . ."

ALS. "Joan's Mother" [Jean Davidson] to Emmye Bowe and Carolyn [Simmons]. Postmarked August 16, 1938, 1 p./"Thank you so very . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," August 17, 1938, 3 pp./"Its still hot as . ."

ALS. Joan [Davidson] to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons." August 21, 1938, 1 p./"I'm sending the little . ."

TLS. Jean [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. Simmons" [Emmye], August 31, 1938, 1 p./"Just a note to . ."

TLS. Joan [Davidson], Harper Hospital, Detriot, Michigan, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," August 31, 1938, 1 p./"How are you . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked August 31, 1938, 4 pp./"I can truthfully say . ."


9. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons]. Postmarked September 2, 1938, 2 pp./"Your sweet letter of . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]." Postmarked September 6, 1938, 2 pp./"I hardly know where . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," September 7, 1938, 1 p./"Enclosed under separate package . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], September 8, 1938, 1 p./"I don't have time . ."

ALS. Bess [Bell], Gunnison Consolidated School to "Emmye dear" [Simmons]. Postmarked October 28, 1938, 2 pp./"The man came for . ."


10. Printed invitation. Piano Recital, Joplin, Missouri, May 8, 1939.

Typed postcard. Invitation for D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons. Postmarked May 12, 1939.

ALS. Aunt Lily, Rosedale, Mississippi, to "Dear Emmie" [Simmons], August 31, 1939, 1 p./"The ladies of the . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. Invitation for D. A. R. meeting to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, September 23, 1939, 1 p./"You are invited to . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Miss Lily," Rosedale, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. Simmons, September 24, 1939.

ALS. Dottie to "Dearest Mrs. Bowe," n. d., 1 p./"Just a note to try . ." with attached ALS. "Sister" [Mrs. R. B. Bowe], Mineral Wells, Mississippi, to "Dear Sister" [Emmye Bowe]. Postmarked September 28, 1939, 1 p./"Arrived about 2 p.m. . ."


11. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dear Mother," July 18, 1940, 2 pp./"Enjoyed your letter this . ."

ACS. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil D. West to Dr. Douglas Simmons. Postmarked November 17, 1940.

Printed invitation. Wedding of Kate Scott Patterson and Rush Spencer Wells, Jr., Rosedale, Mississippi, December 7, 1940.

ALS. Reba Leigh, Moorhead, Mississippi, to "My dear Emmye" [Simmons], December 5, 1940, 1 p./"I hope all of . ."

Printed invitation. Wedding of Ruth Carroll Walters and James Edward Bobo, Gunnison, Mississippi, December 22, 1940.


12. TLS. John Simmons, Pensacola, Florida, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], May 31, 1941, 1 p./"Well, I have flunked . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Corpus Christi, Texas, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked June 16, 1941, 1 p./"There is no way . ."

ALS. Belle A. Sledge, Gunnison, Mississippi, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, June 30, 1941, 1 p./"I am writing a few . ."

ALS. Ernestine to "Dear Em[mye Simmons]. Postmarked July 24, 1941, 2 pp./"Enjoyed hearing from you . ."

ALS. E[mmye Bowe] to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked November 21, 1941, 2 pp./"We had a roomful . ."

ALS. John Simmons, New Orleans, Louisiana, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], February 28, 1942, 3 pp./"This is my third . ."

TLS. John [Simmons], Pensacola, Florida, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], May 18, 1942, 1 p./"Now I am really . ."

ALS. John [Simmons], Mobile, Alabama, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked July 27, 1942, 5 pp./"For the past 4 . ."

ALS. John [Simmons], Mobile, Alabama, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked July 27, 1942, 1 p./"When I wrote you . ."

ALS. John [Simmons], Pensacola, Florida, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons], August 4, 1942, 1 p./"I am finally off . ."

TLS. Richard W. TeLinde, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. [Doug] Simmons, December 19, 1942, 1 p./"I received your letter . ."


13. ALS. Lula Willis, Baltimore, Maryland, to "Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons," February 25, 1943, 2 pp./"In reply to your . ."

Telegram. Dr. R. W. TeLinde, Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, February 26, 1943/"Reservation March 4th office . ."

Telegram. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to Mrs. J. D. [Emmye] Simmons, March 4, 1943/"Agnes says call telephone . ."

Telegram. Emmye [Simmons], Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. J. D[oug] Simmons, March 6, 1943/"Operation today prodley minor . ."

Telegram. Emmye [Simmons], Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. J. D[oug] Simmons, March 6, 1943/"Simple operation every think [sic] . ."

TLS. R. W. TeLinde, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, to Dr. J. D. Simmons, March 6, 1943, 1 p./"I am glad to . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Baltimore, Maryland, to "Dearest Family." Postmarked March 7, 1943, 2 pp./"We arrived in Baltimore . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Baltimore, Maryland, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 8, 1943, 1 p./"I haven't heard from . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], March 10, 1943, 1 p./"Have just received your . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Baltimore, Maryland, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked March 10, 1943, 1 p./"What in the world . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], St. Louis, Missouri, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons] and Girls," October 9,1943/"We arrived here about . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons] and Girls." Postmarked October 11, 1943/"Tell Carolyn that I . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons] and Girls," October 12, 1943/"The cards just didn't . ."

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked January 9 1944, 1 p./"The other day an . ."

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dear Dad and Mother" [Doug and Emmye Simmons]. Postmarked January 31, 1944, 1 p./"How would you like . ."

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dear Family." Postmarked February 14, 1944, 2 pp./"I am sorry that . ."

ALS. Calvin [Simmons], Memphis, Tennessee, to "Dear Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 5, 1944, 1 p./"Enclosed you will find . ." with TLS. Lloyd Noland, Fairfield, Alabama, to Calvin R. Simmons, February 28, 1944, 1 p./"I wish to acknowledge . ."


14. ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Pap." Postmarked May 6, 1946, 2 pp./"Just a note to . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Corinth, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons], May 7, 1946/"Bolton, Roebuck and I . . "

ALS. Wilma to "Dear Em[mye Simmons]," 1 p./"You don't know how . ." with attached ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dear Wilma," December 6, 1946, 2 pp./"I know you are . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Biloxi, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug and Carolyn [Simmons]." Postmarked May 5, 1947, 2 pp./"We got here about . ." Written on Hotel Biloxi letterhead.

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Biloxi, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug and Carolyn" [Simmons]. Postmarked May 7, 1947, 2 pp./"I'm having a grand . ." Written on Hotel Biloxi letterhead.

ALS. "Mother" [Emmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked May 8, 1947, 2 pp./"I have decided to . ." Written on Hotel Biloxi letterhead.

ALS. "Mother" [Emmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy and Carolyn [Simmons]." Postmarked March 24, 1948, 1 p./"We are having a . ."



Box 11

Folder No.:

1. ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons]. Postmarked February 7, 1950, 2 pp./"Your letter came to . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Tupelo, Mississippi, to "Dearest Mother" [Emmye Simmons], February 6, 1950, 2 pp./"We arrived last night . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], February 6, 1950, 1 p./"I'm in front of . ." with attached clipping.

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], February 7, 1950, 1 p./"No special news . ."

Autograph postcard, signed. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," January [February] 7, 1950/"I am doing very . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Tupelo, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," February 8, 1950, 3 pp./"Your sweet letter written . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked February 9, 1950, 1 p./"Well, I didn't hear . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," February 9, 1950, 2 pp./"You were mighty nice . ."


2. ALS. Emmye [Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], March 13, 1950, 1 p./"I can't wait to . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Birmingham, Alabama, to "Dearest Mother" [Emmye Simmons], March 13, 1950, 4 pp./"We arrived safely last . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], March 14, 1950, 3 pp./"I found the medicine . ."

ALS. Emmye [Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 14, 1950, 2 pp./"Maybe - just maybe - there . ." with attached TLS. J. G. Archer, M. D., Greenville, Mississippi, to "Dear Doug" [Simmons], March 9, 1950, 1 p./"In reply to your . ."

ALS. E[mmye] Bowe, to "Dearest Mother and Daddy." Postmarked March 15, 1950, 1 p./"I have tried for . ." with attached ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], n. d. 2 pp./"Just a note to . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Birmingham, Alabama, to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], March 16, 1950, 1 p./"I didn't put on the . ." with attached drawing of automobile, clipped from magazine advertisement.

ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked March 16, 1950, 1 p./"You might not get . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dearest Emmye" [Simmons], March 17, 1950, 2 pp./"I have just written . ."


3. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Pascagoula, Mississippi, to "Dear Em and Carolyn" [Simmons], July 7, 1950, 1 p./"I surely wish both . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked July 9, 1950, 1 p./"E. B. Carolyn, Eddie and . ." with attached postcard, signed. Bell Sledge to Dr. Calvin Simmons, June 24, 1950, ALS. Calvin [Simmons] to "Dear Dad, Mother and Carolyn [Simmons]," July 4, 1950, 1 p./"Boy - is it hot . .," clipping and program from "Miss Cleveland [Mississippi] Pageant," July 7, 1950.

ALS. E[mmye Bowe], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked July 10, 1950, 2 pp./"Carolyn and I got . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons] to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], November 2, 1950, 1 p./"Your sweet letter came . ."


4. ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dearest Folks," May 8, 1951, 1 p./"I know you folks . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Pontotoc, Mississippi, to "Dear Loved Ones," May 10, 1951, 1 p./"I was very sorry . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Birmingham, Alabama, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," October 8, 1951, 2 pp./"We arrived last evening . ."

ALS. "Mother" [Emmye Simmons], Cleveland, Mississippi, to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons], October 16, 1951, 3 pp./"I was so worried . ."

Autograph card, signed. "Mother" [Emmye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy" [Doug Simmons]. Postmarked October 17, 1951/"It was wonderful hearing . ."


5. Printed invitation. Capleville High School Commencement, Capleville, Tennessee, May 20, no year.

ACS. Sally K. to "Dearest Emmye and Doc, n. d.

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Daddy, dear" [Doug Simmons], n. d., 3 pp./"So many folks have . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," n. d., 7 pp./"Your Thursday letter was . ."

TLS. Florence S. Ogden to "My dear Mrs. Simmons," n. d., 1 p./"I am enclosing herewith . ." with attached typed list of alphabetical names titled "Gunnison".

ALS. [Carmack] to "Dear Big Sister," n. d., 1 p./"Just thought I'd drop . ."

ANS. Florence to "Dear Emmye" [Simmons], n. d., 1 p./"I don't know why . ."

ALS. "Daddy" [Doug Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], n. d., 1 p./"This is all the . ."


6. Autograph card, signed. [C. N. Lobdell] to Dear Mrs. [Emmye] Simmons, n. d./You have no doubt . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," n. d., 2 pp./"One week ago at . ." with attached clipping.

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Simmons]," n. d., 7 pp./"Your sweet letter of . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], n. d., 1 p./"This has been a . ."

ALS. E[mmye Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Darling Daddy," n. d., 1 p./"I've been busy today . ."

ALS. Emmye [Simmons] to "Dearest Mamma and Sis," n. d., 5 pp./"I know you have . ."

ALS. E[mmye Bowe] to "Dearest Mamma," n. d, 3 pp./"I've been trying to . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," n. d., 5 pp./"Your letter of Friday . ."

ALS. Doug [Simmons] to "Dearest Em[mye Bowe]," n. d., 4 pp./"You can't imagine how . ."

ALS. Em[mye Simmons] to "Dearest Doug" [Simmons], n. d., 1 p./"Thought maybe "as how" . ."

ALS. "Your Doug" [Simmons], Gunnison, Mississippi, to "My Dearest" [Emmye Simmons], n. d., 6 pp./"I'm taking a few . ."

Printed invitation. DeSoto County Agricultural High School, Olive Branch, Mississippi, April 15, no year.

Autograph postcard, signed. Invitation from Mississippi Delta Chapter, D. A. R. to Mrs. Douglas Simmons, n. d.

ALS. E[mmye Simmons] to "Dearest Folks," n. d., 3 pp./"All of your sweet . ." with attached ALS. Mattyle to "Dearest Little Sister," n. d., 1 p./"I have been very . ."


7. Two small address books. One labeled "Emmye Bowe December 25, 1918" and one labeled "Emmye E. Bowe, 1922".


8. Clippings.


9. Tourist Guide to New Orleans, 1924.


10. Simmons genealogical material.


11. Miscellaneous.


12. Miscellaneous cards, handkerchief, D.A.R. programs.


13. Ziegfeld Follies program, 1927.

14. Miscellaneous, including envelopes.


Box 12

Miscellaneous memorabilia (i.e. combs, fans, pens, perfume bottles).



Accretion to Calvin R. Simmons Collection
Control #99-105


Box 1 of 1

1.1 ALS. March 30, 1919. Lily Richardson Simmons to Wilma Simmons. Re: Life
of a newly married couple. 5pp.

Accretion to Calvin R. Simmons Collection
Control # 2003-22


1.2 Graduation Programs. 1913 University of Mississippi Graduation Program. 1915 Tulane Medical School Graduation Program. Note: Both programs were John Douglas Simmons, Jr.

1.3 1910 University of Mississippi Bulletin and Catalogue.

1.4 Late 19th c. notepad of [Vashti] Simmons, great uncle of Calvin Simmons.

May 7, 1965


This Confederate Flag was given to Dr. Calvin Simmons by Dr. Charles Dale of Elmira, New York (now about 75 years old). He has had this flag much of his adult life. It originally belonged to his grandfather, Captain Romanzo C. Bailey (Infantry Commission). He was born and raised in Vermont. He joined the 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and was sent first to Baltimore and on December 13, 1862, participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg. It is thought that he probably acquired the flag during this battle. Later on he served with Sherman and was with General Sherman on his march to the sea on November and December of 1864. Dr. Dale felt that this relic of southern history would be better appreciated if it were returned to the South, the origin of the flag.